Why Simon Cowell Gave Alesha Dixon The ‘AGT’ Champions Judging Gig

Mriganka Chawla | Talent Recap

America’s Got Talent fans were shooketh to learn that Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough will not be part of AGT: The Champions. What was even more shocking was Alesha Dixon will judge the show! Simon, what did you do?

We understand America Got Talent judges are replaceable but neither of the new judges nor Mel B got the spot but the most unlikely choice of them all Alesha Dixon did. How did this happen and what did Simon have to do with it?

Alesha Dixon confirms pregnancy on Britain’s Got talent

The 40-year-old, Alesha Dixon announced the happy news of her pregnancy on Britain’s Got Talent in May when show hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly performed a musical opening number, during which they sang ‘Alesha is expecting’.

Alesha Dixon Pregnant On AGT Champions

Since she announced her pregnancy in May, she will be close to her delivery date. We think the reason she is going to be on AGT: The Champions is because she has to promote her children’s book Lightning Girl. She released her book in July and it was then that she announced she will do a USA tour to promote her series in January 2020. What better introduction to the American audience than AGT: The Champions. Can it get anymore American?

Nope.

Being pregnant while promoting a children’s book on national television, Alesha Dixon is on to something and we all know, America loves a pregnant woman.

Alesha Dixon judges the greatest talents among Radio 1 listeners on Grimmy’s Tea Time Talent Time!

Why Did Simon Cowell Give Alesha Dixon The AGT Champions Gig?

The judging panel is the most expensive part of the production when it comes to America’s Got talent but, when it comes to AGT: Champions, you have to spend a lot of moolah, especially for the contestants. Now they are not just unknown people, they are stars who have either won AGT or were runner ups. They are kind of a big deal now and you have to pay them well. So in a situation like this, if I was Simon Cowell, I would think of ways to cut cost.

Mel B is expensive, Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough aren’t cheap either. Heidi Klum will cost a buck or two. Alesha Dixon will cost the least and it makes sense economically to have her on the show to cut costs. Given the fact that the show itself will be so expensive.

AGT Champions New Judges

Simon Cowell obviously! Howie Mandel, Terry Crews, Alesha Dixon and Heidi Klum! We can’t wait to see this lineup steal our heart.

Alesha Dixon Baby Due Date

Now we don’t know for sure because she hasn’t given us an official answer but our best guess is based on the fact that since she announced her pregnancy in May, and people wait at least two months to announce such things, our best estimate is that Alesha Dixon is due sometime in November. Remember she did announce her US tour in January 2020, to make that happen, she can’t be any later than middle of November.

Alesha Dixon Baby Daddy

Of course, BGT fellow judge David Walliams claimed the baby as his. “These things happen when you’re on the tour,” he said. Which was just a joke, obviously or not This will be Alesha’s second child with her husband Azuka Ononye, who is her former backup dancer. In 2013, she gave birth to a daughter named Azura Sienna, who might be on her way to a music career of her own. Here is an in depth article about the her pregnancy and baby daddy!

Amanda Holden Should Be With Alesha Dixon

Just as a backup you know, in case the baby decides to pop out. Last we checked Amanda Holden is a midwife we all need.

 
Amanda Holden being midwife.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Mriganka Chawla
Mriganka Chawla

Mriganka Chawla is the Managing Editor and occasional host at Talent Recap. She is a skincare junkie with the enthusiasm of a 5 year old that likes to dive deep into the rabbit hole of Reddit. Mriganka is an SEO expert, Penn State Alumna and that feminist girl you don't want to ever date. To relax, she likes to watch murder mysteries and paternity court.

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