Amanda Holden Takes A Pop At Kelly Brook
Says difference between Kelly and Alesha Dixon is the latter has a brain...
She was asked by journalists to compare Kelly Brook, who was sacked from the show's judging panel after just two days back in 2009, to new recruit Alesha Dixon.
And she replied: "You'll have to talk to Simon about Alesha, he booked her. It's a difficult one, but I think she's probably got something else — a brain."
David Walliams, the other new recruit this year, added: "When Kelly did the show, she asked Ant and Dec what they did on it. I have seen the show, so I haven't made that mistake — and I've learned which is Ant and which is Dec, so I should be fine.
"The others have all judged before. I haven't but, you know, it should be OK. How hard can it be?"
And show boss Simon Cowell, who will be back on the panel himself alongside Amanda, David and Alesha this year, remained enigmatic when commenting on Kelly's very short tenure on the show.
He said: "That was a whole different situation because we didn't tell anyone, not even the other judges. She was a bit like a cuckoo in a nest.
"Actually we were the cuckoos — we kicked her out, it didn't work. We won't see a repeat of that."