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Entertainment Alesha Dixon makes a statement in a Black Lives Matter necklace

00:16  20 september  2020
00:16  20 september  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Alesha Dixon has sparked controversy with a Black Lives Matter necklace after ITV roll out full-page ads in solidarity with Diversity as Ofcom complaints reach 24,500.

The Britain's Got Talent Judge, 41, appeared on the pre-recorded semi-final in a bright yellow dress and a gold necklace with 'B' 'L' and 'M' pendants for the Saturday night show.

It comes as ITV 'stood with Diversity' as they featured adverts in national newspapers in support of the controversial Black Lives Matters Britain's Got Talent dance.

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Alesha Dixon wore a Black Lives Matter necklace on Saturday's show. One viewer tweeted "BGT alesha ’s necklace disgusting. Why are you allowing political statements . The dance, which made references to the Black Lives Matter movement as it looked back at the events of 2020 so far

Alesha Dixon hit back at critics as she defiantly showed off her Black Lives Matter necklace in a new Instagram video posted on Sunday. The Britain's Got Talent judge divided viewers by wearing the statement item of jewellery.

Alesha Dixon standing in front of a stage: Statement: Alesha Dixon has sparked controversy with a Black Lives Matter necklace after ITV roll out full-page ads in solidarity with Diversity as Ofcom complaints reach 24,500 © Provided by Daily Mail Statement: Alesha Dixon has sparked controversy with a Black Lives Matter necklace after ITV roll out full-page ads in solidarity with Diversity as Ofcom complaints reach 24,500

The Miss-Teeq star appeared in the off-shoulder yellow ensemble featuring a ruffle hem but all eyes were on her statement necklace.

Britain's Got Talent fans expressed their opinions of the necklace on Twitter with some revealing how they were 'loving' the choice while others said: 'ITV are a disgrace'.

One wrote: 'Big props to Alesha Dixon wearing a BLM necklace on BGT. If anyone has any issues with it then they don't deserve human rights #BLM #bgtsemifinals.'

Alesha Dixon wearing a dress: Support: The Britain's Got Talent Judge appeared on the pre-recorded semi-final in a bright yellow dress and a gold necklace with 'B' 'L' and 'M' pendants for the Saturday night show © Provided by Daily Mail Support: The Britain's Got Talent Judge appeared on the pre-recorded semi-final in a bright yellow dress and a gold necklace with 'B' 'L' and 'M' pendants for the Saturday night show

'Absolutely loving Alesha Dixon necklace, making a statement @BGT #BlackLivesMatter #BLM #BGT,' another added.

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Judge Alesha Dixon sparked controversy when she wore a Black Lives Matter necklace on the show. It comes after ITV rolled out full-page ads in solidarity The most recent episode of Britain's Got Talent has racked up 1,675 Ofcom complaints, after Alesha Dixon was seen wearing a Black Lives Matter

Alesha Dixon wore a Black Lives Matter necklace on tonight's Britain's Got Talent semi-finalCredit: Rex Features. Ofcom has decided not to investigate However, thousands of viewers didn't agree, with more than 24,000 complaining to Ofcom, making it the most controversial TV moment in a decade.

A third said: 'Alesha Dixon wearing a BLM necklace is such a power move and I am HERE for it #BGT #BritainsGotTalent.'

Yet another penned: 'Alesha Dixon is wearing a BLM necklace... ITV are a disgrace.'

a person wearing a hat: Proud: The Miss-Teeq star appeared in the off-shoulder yellow ensemble featuring a ruffle hem but all eyes were on her statement necklace © Provided by Daily Mail Proud: The Miss-Teeq star appeared in the off-shoulder yellow ensemble featuring a ruffle hem but all eyes were on her statement necklace

ITV are believed to have spent around £260,000 on the newspaper ads with full-page monochrome pieces in The Metro costing £36,461 and £27,700 in The Mirror.

Alesha was one of many who praised ITV for standing by the dance troupe. The singer took to Instagram to share a snap of the advert and gushed over how 'proud' she was with them.

In her caption, she wrote: 'Well done @ITV for standing with Diversity! Proud of you! This image is in all of the national newspapers today.'

Fellow judge Ashley Banjo, 31, also shared his gratitude with ITV for standing by Diversity over their Black Lives Matter-inspired performance.

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The performance depicted the Black Lives Matter protests which were sparked as a result of the death of George Floyd at the hands of a white American police officer. In a statement of solidarity over the message represented, Alesha wore a gold necklace which featured the letters ‘BLM’ and viewers

Video: Alesha Dixon hits back at critics by defiantly showing off her Black Lives Matter necklace in new Instagram video after causing controversy on Britain's Got Talent with the statement jewellery.

The poster showed a poignant black and white image of Ashley taking the knee alongside the words: 'We are changed by what we see. Just as we are changed when we are seen. ITV stand with Diversity.'

Sharing a snap of the same advert, which shows him kneeling in black-and-white, he wrote: 'This is what change looks like.

'@ITV stand with @Diversity and we’ve never been prouder. This is in all the national papers today. Thank you again to everyone that has supported us.'

Diversity star Jordan Banjo, 27, who features in the dance troupe with his brother Ashley, also shared a picture of the ITV advert to his Instagram stories on Saturday.

a screenshot of a cell phone: Grateful: The singer took to Instagram on Saturday to share a snap of the advert, and wrote: 'Well done @ITV for standing with Diversity' © Provided by Daily Mail Grateful: The singer took to Instagram on Saturday to share a snap of the advert, and wrote: 'Well done @ITV for standing with Diversity'

Fans also took to Twitter to share their delight over the advert, as one wrote: 'This is how you support #BlackLivesMatter - well done @ITV for not only standing behind @Diversity_Tweet but standing alongside.'

Another added: 'Yes ITV!! Time for change, time for solidarity.'

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One user praised: 'ITV backing Diversity on #BGT: Good on them. ITV running a national advertisement campaign in support of what Diversity did: I'm speechless. This is how you make a statement.'

Others, however, raised concern, but were unable to reply directly to ITV's announcement, as the broadcaster had turned the option off.

MailOnline has contacted ITV for comment.

Alesha Dixon wearing a purple shirt and smiling at the camera: 'Proud of you!' Alesha Dixon praised ITV on Saturday for taking out newspaper adverts to support Diversity's BLM-inspired dance © Provided by Daily Mail 'Proud of you!' Alesha Dixon praised ITV on Saturday for taking out newspaper adverts to support Diversity's BLM-inspired dance Read more

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