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Alesha Dixon says Ant is ‘final piece in the puzzle’ for Britain’s Got Talent

Alesha Dixon says having Ant McPartlin back on BGT is the “final piece in the ­puzzle” and insists the show is “the best medicine” for the Brexit chaos.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge, 40, spoke about Ant’s return to TV after a year following his battle with drink and ­prescription drugs.

Alesha said: “It was a lovely day because the family were back together, we were reunited.

“The energy was good, there was a lot of love in the room and of course we all missed him tremendously so it was like things were back to normal.”

Speaking about the chemistry between all four judges, and presenters Ant, 43, and Declan Donnelly, she added: “We had the most incredible series so you’re in for a treat.

“We’re very lucky, the six of us have a great working­ ­relationship. It has been lovely to work together for so many years. When you put that missing piece of the puzzle back it makes everything brilliant.”

Asked if BGT was needed to cheer people up because of the political ­situation, she said: “BGT has come at the perfect time. Everyone needs to feel good and have a bit of escapism.

“I’ve been watching the show back and I laughed and I cried and had a smile of my face the whole time and I just thought this is just the best medicine.

“The beauty of BGT is it is a family show where nan, mum and daughter can come and sit together and watch it – that is quite rare to have a show designed to make you feel good.

“It ticks every box and I feel so proud to be part of it.”

Alesha insisted the schoolchildren on Saturday’s show that made David Walliams cry will have a big effect on viewers.

She said: “It was just a feeling in a room, for that split second you forget about politics, about what stresses are going on in the world or your personal life and have that moment with them.

“Seeing these children smiling, having fun and their teacher was incredible and it was more of a feeling that moved David.”

Meanwhile, David Walliams, 47, said becoming a dad has changed Dec, 43. He said: “It changes everybody. I suppose it’s made him more emotional with children on the show.

“When you see ­children on the stage, you do think of your own child a bit.”

  • BGT returns tomorrow (Saturday) at 7.15pm on ITV1.

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