Alesha Dixon gained and have become a decide on Strictly earlier than becoming a member of Britain’s Bought Expertise (Image: Rex/PA)
In 2012, Alesha, 42, introduced that she was leaving Strictly after showing as a decide for 3 years.
The singer gained the present 5 years prior, elevating the Glitterball Trophy alongside her dance companion Matthew Cutler.
Whereas Alesha went on to turn out to be a decide on BGT – a job she has maintained to today – on Christmas Day 2020 she made a particular look on the Strictly festive particular, taking a fond look again at her expertise within the competitors.
After watching a clip of herself and Matthew dancing a Cha-Cha to Loopy In Love on Strictly in 2007, Alesha stated she felt ‘so blissful’ when that individual routine got here to an finish.
‘I felt alive, I felt energised and simply the temper and the environment within the room was simply unbelievable. It was electrical,’ she stated.
Alesha pressured that profitable Strictly was not solely a monumental achievement, but in addition a ‘life-changing’ feat.
‘Profitable Strictly Come Dancing modified my life,’ she stated.
‘It got here into my life at a time once I wanted a carry, I wanted one thing constructive, and it actually, actually was the tonic that I wanted.’
On the uncommon expertise of being each a Strictly contestant and a decide, Alesha admitted that it was ‘undoubtedly higher’ being on the judges panel.
‘It’s undoubtedly higher to be the decide than to face there and be judged,’ she joked with an enormous snicker.
Whereas Alesha has gone on to sit down on the BGT judges desk, she doesn’t play down the influence Strictly had on her life beforehand.
‘For about 5 years Strictly Come Dancing was an enormous a part of my life and it was only a fantastic expertise that I’ll maintain expensive to me for the remainder of my life,’ she said.
The Strictly Come Dancing particular is accessible to look at on BBC iPlayer.