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Alesha Dixon jokes Bruno Tonioli has been 'bruising' her during Britain's Got Talent filming

BGT judges Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli credit:Bang Showbiz
BGT judges Alesha Dixon and Bruno Tonioli credit:Bang Showbiz

Alesha Dixon has joked her new ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge Bruno Tonioli has been “bruising” her while the pair have been filming the ITV show.

The ex ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ judge revealed that her 67-year-old co-star - who she worked with on the star-studded BBC One Latin and ballroom competition - loves a bit of playful fun when they are sitting on the panel with their colleagues Simon Cowell, 63, and Amanda Holden, 52, and he loves to grab hold of her arm.

The 44-year-old television personality told Lorraine Kelly on her chat show ‘Lorraine’: "I had a few Bruno bruises, as I like to call them. He likes to grab the arm. I don't think he's got the rules yet no. After day two, we just turned to each other and said let's just throw the rule book away this is the year of anything goes."

Alesha also admitted she doesn't ever worry that the UK is "running out of talent" because in each season “people get more inspired” to try out for the ITV1 show.

She said: "Every single year without fail you are seeing something you've never seen before and after doing it for 10 years people ask surely you're running out of talent? absolutely not, if anything it is the opposite, people get more inspired.

"I think after the few years we've had, people are desperate to have the opportunity to be on stage and do what they love and this year the talent is phenomenal."

Bruno was previously named as David Walliams' replacement on 'BGT'.