Alesha Dixon denies Amanda Holden rift

The two women sit side by side on the BGT judging panel

Alesha Dixon has denied suggestions that she and Amanda Holden are rivals on Britain’s Got Talent.

According to a weekend tabloid report, Amanda was concerned former Strictly Come Dancing star Alesha didn’t like her after snubbing her birthday invitation.

Ex-Wild at Heart actress Holden was said to feel frozen out by producers after the introduction of Alesha.

However, she told the BGT website: “I love Amanda. There were reports over the weekend saying that there is rivalry between us, alongside claims that we’re not getting on.

“This is absolute rubbish and totally untrue. We’re really close friends and I think she’s great.”

The singer added: “It’s always unfair when the press try to pit women against each other. Where’s the sisterhood in that?”