Britain’s Got Talent continued tonight – but while the contestants were attention grabbing, all eyes were on Amanda Holden, 49, and Alesha Dixon, 41. The two BGT judges opted for dark dresses with slashed to the thigh splits which showed off miles of leg.
Last week, Alesha proudly wore a gold necklace with the letters BLM on the show, following controversy surrounding Diversity’s performance earlier this month.
Now Amanda has said she didn’t realise her fellow panellist was wearing the jewellery at the time, but issued her support to the star.
Amanda said: “I didn’t even realise she was wearing it!
“I was sat right next to her and was like, ‘Oh, that’s lovely! And she went ‘Look at it babe’ and I went ‘Oh, yes’.
“It took me ages… it’s me eyes you see, I’m sat a couple of metres away!”
Alesha was widely praised for her choice of jewellery during last week’s episode, but a small number of viewers contacted Ofcom to complain.
It comes after Diversity, led by Ashley Banjo, sparked over 24,000 complaints for performing a Black Lives Matter-inspired routine.
“I feel enormously protective towards Alesha and all my friends who experience this kind of thing,” Amanda added to Huffington Post.
“And it’s not just in Black communities, it’s in gay communities and just communities where it’s not comfortable for everybody.
“I’ve always been a fierce defender of any issue like that, where people want to make change that doesn’t always sit comfortably with other people.”
Alesha is yet to address the backlash but has praised positive articles surrounding her choice of jewellery on Instagram.
Amanda went on to say her “tough” co-star “can fight her own corner” but said she was there if she needed her support with “a mouthguard and a hot towel ready”.