Alesha Dixon Joins Britain's Got Talent Panel
She swaps sides after quitting Strictly and Simon Cowell will be back too...
The Daily Mail is reporting that Simon lured her away from the BBC with a bumper £350k pay packet - and possibly a seat next to himself when filming starts at the auditions later this month.
Simon said: ""I love Alesha. She is feisty, opinionated and knows what it's like to be both a competitor and judge on a hugely popular TV show. This is going to be a brand new experience for her and I think she is going to bring a lot to the table."
While the lady herself commented: "I am delighted to be joining the judging panel of Britain’s Got Talent for 2012, it's a fantastic show and I am very excited to be working with Simon, David and Amanda on the search for a new star."
David Walliams, whose presence on the panel has been the worst kept secret in showbiz, said: "I am so thrilled to be the new Cheryl Cole."
And the stakes are being raised this year, with the prize money being upped from £100k to £500k - half of which is coming from Simon's own pocket.
Excuse us, we're off to dig out our rollerskates and get training for the auditions...