Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon 'delay signing new Britain's Got Talent contracts'

Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon are negotiating new contracts credit:Bang Showbiz
Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon are negotiating new contracts credit:Bang Showbiz

Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon are reportedly hesitant about signing new 'Britain's Got Talent' contracts.

The 51-year-old star and Alesha, 44, have both starred on the ITV show for more than a decade, and they're said to be frustrated that new judge Bruno Tonioli is being offered the same salary.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Amanda has been on 'BGT' for 17 years, while Alesha is going into her eleventh year. They don’t think it’s fair a newcomer could walk into the show and be handed the same deal as them.

"It’s a bit of a headache for 'BGT' given filming for the next series begins at the London Palladium on Tuesday.

"Bruno was still ironing out his contract on Friday too so it’s all very much down to the wire.

"Negotiations over pay and the minutiae of the contracts are expected to go on throughout today."

Bruno has been heavily tipped to replace David Walliams on 'Britain’s Got Talent' in recent weeks.

A report recently claimed that the 67-year-old TV star - who previously appeared on the 'Strictly Come Dancing' judging panel - has been lined up to join the ITV show, after beating Alan Carr to the coveted role.

A TV insider said: "For almost two months Alan may have been the favourite to take over from David, but Bruno was always Simon Cowell’s preferred choice.

"Not only does he have years of judging experience under his belt from his time on 'Strictly', he will bring an outrageous brand of comedy that 'BGT' needs on the panel.

"In so many ways this is already the perfect job for Bruno as it sees him return to a glitzy showbusiness favourite that fits in with the rest of his work."