Britain's Got Talent's Alesha Dixon wears Black Lives Matter necklace after ITV stands by Diversity's performance

BRITAIN'S Got Talent's Alesha Dixon wore a Black Lives Matter necklace during tonight's semi-final after ITV stood by Diversity's controversial performance.

Ofcom received more than 24,000 complaints after the former BGT winners performed a Black Lives Matter-inspired routine on the first semi-final two weeks ago.

Ofcom has decided not to investigate while ITV has issued a statement to say it stands by the performance, and Alesha showed her own support tonight with her gold jewellery.

The statement piece featured three chains, each with a letter medallion spelling out BLM on it.

Alesha teamed the jewellery with a stunning off the shoulder yellow mini dress.

Her style statement comes after she revealed Diversity's performance, which was lead by guest judge Ashley Banjo, left her in floods of tears.


Alesha told The 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."

However, thousands of viewers didn't agree, with more than 24,000 complaining to Ofcom, making it the most controversial TV moment in a decade.

The dance troupe – which won Britain's Got Talent on 2009 – faced huge backlash for their powerful tribute to the late George Floyd, who tragically died after a white cop kneeled on his neck for over seven minutes.

Diversity's performance not only referenced BLM but also addressed the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, capitalism, and the growth of delivery services like Amazon.

Earlier this week, ITV shared a statement in support of the performance and Diversity, and followed it up by posting an advert in national newspapers including The Sun.

The advert is a black and white image of Ashley bending the knee during the controversial BLM dance.

Underneath ITV's logo were the words: "Stand with Diversity."

Sharing the shot on his social media, Ashley wrote: "This is what change looks like.

"@itv stand with @diversity_official and we’ve never been prouder. This is in all the national papers today.

"Thank you again to everyone that has supported us 🙏🏽🖤 #Diversity."

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