Britain’s Got Talent judge, Alesha Dixon, is to stand in for Lorraine Kelly on her breakfast show this Friday.

Speaking about her excitement at joining the early morning show Dixon said: "I love watching Lorraine in the morning so it's really exciting to be asked to guest present on Friday.”

Dixon will be joined by chef James Tanner and LA-based showbiz reporter Ross King as she covers fashion, cooking and Hollywood news and gossip.

Dixon added: "The show's going to be jam-packed this week with food features, all the latest trends and fashions and, of course, showbiz - I might even be able to reveal some Britain's Got Talent gossip!"

UTV bosses are yet to comment on whether this is to an on-going guest slot