Alesha Dixon thinks Simon Cowell and David Walliams have turned ITV talent show Britain's Got Talent into a "gay sitcom".

The 34-year-old singer is returning to the judging panel alongside comedian Walliams, music mogul Cowell, and TV personality Amanda Holden - and feels the men's banter is "risky" for the teatime show.

She joked: “Britain's Got Talent is like a gay sitcom this year. There's David and Simon who are a couple, then me and Amanda Holden who are TV wives. That's exactly what it is.

“So much is that that is too risky for the main show, especially from David. It's such a shame we don't do a BGT out-takes show that goes out after the watershed. The tone has got lower and lower this year thanks to David.”

Walliams has already commented on what viewers can expect from himself and Cowell when the show returns later this year.

He told the Daily Star on Sunday: "Simon has lifted the restraining order just for the series. We do have a lot of fun together. We also argue but it's more a lovers' tiff than anything.

“I'm not allowed to sit next to Simon - Amanda and Alesha won't let me. They are like a human shield. I keep trying but they won't let me.”