Alesha Dixon has revealed she became emotional during Diversity's "really important" Black Lives Matter performance on Britain's Got Talent

Over 23,000 complaints have been made following Diversity's routine, which touched on topics such as lockdown, Covid-19, the NHS, George Floyd's death and the Black Lives Matter movement.

Dixon, who is a judge on the show alongside Amanda Holden, David Walliams and Diversity's Ashley Banjo told the Daily Mirror: "On the day of the performance, the camera didn't actually pan to the judges and I was sitting there in floods of tears.

"I had this overwhelming feeling of, 'Wow I can't believe I am watching this on BGT'. It felt really important."

Diversity's routine saw a man in a police uniform kneel on Banjo, echoing the killing of unarmed black man George Floyd, while other Diversity dancers performed with police riot shields.

It is close to becoming the most complained-about TV moment of the decade. However, UK media watchdog Ofcom has decided not to launch a formal investigation. 

"Diversity's performance referred to challenging and potentially controversial subjects, and in our view, its central message was a call for social cohesion and unity," it said.

ITV has said it "stands behind the decision to broadcast Diversity's performance on BGT".

In a video message on Instagram, Banjo previously said that while "the headlines have been about the complaints and the negativity... the negativity is the minority".

"The positive response has been huge," he said. "So thank you so much to everyone who has supported, shown love, and stood by what we did."

Banjo, who is standing in on the show for Simon Cowell as he recovers from his electric bike accident, added: "We stand by every single decision we made with that performance... I'm proud."

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