Alesha Dixon pregnant: Britain's Got Talent hosts Ant and Dec reveal baby news live on show as fans hail 'best intro ever'

Natasha Sporn

Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon confirmed she is pregnant with her second child as the show kicked off its live week.

Hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly opened Monday's show with a glitzy musical number, revealing that Dixon is "expecting" as part of their lyrics.

"I'm over the moon," Dixon told the presenters shortly after. "Lovely place to celebrate it."

The singer beamed as the room erupted into applause, with social media also buzzing with well wishes.

Expecting: Alesha Dixon showed off her bump as the audience congratulated her on the news (Dymond/Thames/Syco/REX )
Expecting: Alesha Dixon showed off her bump as the audience congratulated her on the news (Dymond/Thames/Syco/REX )

One fan wrote: "Alesha Dixon is expecting?! Congrats @AleshaOfficial! #BGT."

Another said: "OMG ALESHA IS PREGNANT THAT WAS THE BEST INTRO EVER #BGT."

"Congrats to Alesha. What an opening from Ant and Dec #bgt," somebody else posted.

The former Strictly Come Dancing judge, who is already mum to five-year-old daughter Azura, opened up about wanting to have more children last year but worried she had "left it too late".

"Not a day goes by without me longing for another baby," she told You magazine. "I don’t know whether it will happen given my age but I adore the idea of a large family and I hope I will be lucky.

"The love I feel for Azura is so pure and unconditional. The main thing is to enjoy her in the present and be philosophical about the future, because what will be will be."

Britain's Got Talent continues all week at 7.30pm and 9.30pm on ITV.