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Entertainment 'BGT' judge Alesha Dixon 'in floods' over Diversity's BLM-themed dance

11:46  18 september  2020
11:46  18 september  2020 Source:   uk.news.yahoo.com

Britain's Got Talent's Diversity perform Black Lives Matter dance

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Alesha Dixon has said she was in “ floods of tears” over Diversity ’ s Black Lives Matter- themed routine on Britain’s Got Talent. It felt really important.” Dixon also spoke out last week after Diversity ’ s lead dancer – and current BGT judge – Ashley Banjo shared a message he had received

BGT ’s Alesha Dixon fiercely supports Diversity ’ s BLM routine as it breaks Ofcom records: ‘Kiss my black a**’. Abigail GillibrandFriday 11 Sep 2020 6 ‘Another disease deep-rooted in our system, fear, hate and ignorance, where racism is the symptom,’ the new BGT judge said in the voice- over , as he

Alesha Dixon posing for the camera: Alesha Dixon attending the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Alesha Dixon attending the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London.

Alesha Dixon has said she was in “floods of tears” over Diversity’s Black Lives Matter-themed routine on Britain’s Got Talent.

The dance troupe took to the stage on the ITV show earlier this month for an emotional performance that saw them tell the story of the death of George Floyd.

The routine divided viewers, triggering thousands of complaints to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom and becoming the second most complained about TV incident of the decade behind Celebrity Big Brother’s 2018 ‘punchgate’ controversy.

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The BGT judge Alesha Dixon commented on his post: “Always proud of you.” Banjo took Simon Cowell’ s place on the judging panel for the first Diversity dance group 'proud' of ITV backing in newspaper ads. Ashley Banjo thanks people for support after Ofcom dismisses complaints about BLM

BRITAIN' S GOT TALENT 2020 judge Alesha Dixon caused a stir on social media on Saturday night as the pop star showed her support for dance troupe Diversity over the backlash they received for a Another added: “Good work Alesha Dixon # BGT # BLM ,” with a third posting: “Well done Alesha !

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Dixon has expressed her support for Diversity following the backlash, and has now told The Mirror how moved she was by the thought-provoking dance.

“On the day of the performance, the camera didn’t actually pan to the judges and I was sitting there in floods of tears,” she said.

“I had this overwhelming feeling of ‘Wow I can’t believe I am watching this on BGT’. It felt really important.”

Dixon also spoke out last week after Diversity’s lead dancer – and current BGT judge – Ashley Banjo shared a message he had received on social media.

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Posting a picture of himself, boxer Antony Joshua and Formula 1’s Lewis Hamilton with a caption suggesting black stars should not discuss racism, Banjo wrote: “For the people sending this: 1. You do not represent or speak for the Great British public. 2. Silence was never and will never be an option. 3. Change is inevitable... Get used to it.”

ITV defends Diversity's 'heartfelt' BGT dance as Ofcom reveals it has had 21,000 complaints

  ITV defends Diversity's 'heartfelt' BGT dance as Ofcom reveals it has had 21,000 complaints ITV has praised dance group Diversity for their "authentic, heartfelt" performance on Britain's Got Talent where the dancers re-enacted the death of George Floyd. © Other Diversity performed a Black Lives Matter-inspired dance on Britain's Got Talent: Credit: Syco/Thames/ ITV The routine saw a white police officer kneel on the chest of Ashley Banjo, echoing the killing of Mr Floyd in the US, while other dancers crowded around with smartphones as if to film and take photos of the incident.

Diversity sparked 24,500 Ofcom complaints with their BLM -inspired dance on BGT , Alesha Alesha Dixon hit back at critics as she defiantly showed off her Black Lives Matter necklace in a new Fellow judge Ashley Banjo, 31, also shared his gratitude with ITV for standing by Diversity over their Black

The dance included this horrifying moment, with Ashley being knelt on to replicate the death of George Floyd in Ashley, who was a judge at the weekend in place of the injured Simon Cowell, opened the performance In floods of tears after the amazing performance by # Diversity . It was so powerful, I

Dixon wrote in response that people sending Banjo such messages could “kiss my black a***”.

JLS star Aston Merrygold also commented, saying: “It’s like that yeah! Guess it’s time to speak louder for the people that can’t quite hear!”

Banjo’s brother and Diversity colleague Jordan Banjo also spoke of the response to the performance, saying though they had received positive messages, there had been some negativity too.

Alesha Dixon et al. sitting at a table: 'Britain's Got Talent' judges Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden (Credit: Syco/Thames) © Provided by Yahoo! Entertainment UK 'Britain's Got Talent' judges Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden (Credit: Syco/Thames)

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Talking on the Kiss Breakfast Show, he said: “We also got bombarded with messages and articles of horrible stuff about us, about our families… I can’t speak for anyone else. It’s sad, it’s sad, genuinely.

“I feel really anxious and worried saying something like black lives matter when that’s all we want, man. Love and positivity.

“No one is saying only black lives matter, it’s all positivity and love. Let’s keep it moving.”

Diversity won Britain’s Got Talent in 2009.

Leader Banjo is standing in as a judge on the show while Simon Cowell is recovering from back surgery.

Amanda Holden shows off toned pins in a metallic navy thigh-slit gown .
Amanda Holden and her co-judge Alesha Dixon looked as sensational as ever, as they both wowed in showstopping gowns during the fourth semi final show. The Heart Breakfast presenter, 49, showcased her toned pins in a metallic navy gown, which featured a perilously high thigh slit up the leg of the gown. © Provided by Daily Mail Glam: Amanda Holden looked as sensational as ever, as they both wowed in showstopping gowns during the fourth semi final show Amanda's gown featured a sweetheart neckline and was cinched around her svelte waist, teamed with a pair of sparkling silver barely-there heels.

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