10:09 03 January 2012
Alesha Dixon has announced she is to leave Strictly Come Dancing to join rival reality show, Britain's Got Talent.
The Boy Does Nothing singer will appear on the new-look judging panel for the ITV1 show this year, alongside Simon Cowell, David Walliams and Amanda Holden.
Thirty-three-year-old Dixon announced the news in a message on her website, which read:
"After three incredible years on the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel, I have decided that it is time to move on.
"Strictly Come Dancing will always hold a special place in my heart as it has been such an amazing experience, both as a winning competitor and as a judge.
"I would like to say a big thank you to everyone involved in the show, the production team, my fellow judges, and a very special thank you to the fans for their support."
Alesha and David will replace David Hasselhoff and Michael McIntyre on the panel when the show returns for its sixth series.
Dixon had been a judge on BBC's dancing reality show, Strictly Come Dancing, alongside Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Craig Revel Horwood, for three years.
It is not yet known who will replace her on the panel.
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