All four of the Britain’s Got Talent judges will reportedly perform in this year’s Christmas special, for the first time in the talent show’s 14-year history.
The publication reports Ashley, 32, will perform alongside his dancing troupe Diversity, which will be the 2009 Britain’s Got Talent winners first TV appearance since their Black Lives Matter routine in September.
Judges take to the stage: All of the Britain’s Got Talent judges will perform in the Christmas special for the first time, with Alesha Dixon and Amanda Holden set to sing in the show
Amanda, 49, and Alesha, 42, meanwhile will reportedly use the showcase as a chance to show off their vocal talents.
But children’s author David, 49, is yet to reveal exactly what his contribution will be to the all-performing panel for the festive spectacular.
A source told The Sun: ‘It’s been a chaotic year and show bosses wanted to treat audiences to something extra-special.
First time ever: Judges of the talent show have taken to the stage to perform in previous series but in the hit series’ lengthy history, the four judges have never all taken to the stage before
‘It has never been done before and with Simon still recovering from his back injuries, it’s the perfect opportunity to get the judges singing, dancing and telling jokes for their suppers.
‘Luckily, there won’t be anyone behind the panel to feed back on their performances.’
MailOnline have contacted Britain’s Got Talent’s representatives for comment.
It comes after Ashley’s BLM Diversity dance sparked a staggering 24,500 complaints when they performed in the series just gone.
Hidden talents? Comedian and children’s author David, 49, is yet to reveal exactly what his contribution will be to the performing panel for the festive spectacular
Ofcom later revealed that they would not be investigating further.
Ashley is filling in as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent for long-time panelist Simon Cowell, who is still recovering from back injuries after a horrific biking accident.
The talent show’s judges have taken to the stage in previous series, with Alesha and Amanda having both showcased their new music during the live shows in the past.
They’re back: Ashley, 32, who is filling in as a judge for long-time Britain’s Got Talent judge Simon Cowell, will be performing alongside his dancing troupe Diversity
Black Lives Matter: It will be Diversity’s first TV appearance since their Black Lives Matter routine in September, which sparked a staggering 24,500 complaints
But in the hit programme’s lengthy history, the four judges have never all performed before – with Simon Cowell only taking to the stage if dragged up by contestants.
The Christmas special is also reportedly set to feature appearances from the 2018 series’ very own magician Marc Spelmann and runner-up comedian Robert White.
Ashleigh Butler, who won the 2012 series with her famous dog Pudsey, has also been pegged as returning for this year’s festive show with her new pooch Sully.
The Britain’s Got Talent Christmas spectacular was among many shows that saw its filming postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Covid: Filming for the Christmas special was among many shows that saw filming postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic but has now reportedly been restarted by bosses
But bosses are now reportedly set to continue with the Christmas show, claiming it falls under the work exemption for Covid-19 safety rules.
Britain’s Got Talent 2020 series concluded in October with musical comic Jon Courtenay becoming the first ever Golden Buzzer act to win the talent show.
Jon beat runners up Sign Along With Us and Steve Royale to the win, saying afterwards: ‘Just amazing, I can’t believe it. Listen, thank you. You don’t know how much this means.
‘You have changed my life, my family’s life. My mum, I can’t imagine how you’re coping right now. I hope you’re still alive!’
Jon not only bagged himself a slot at the coveted Royal Variety Performance but was also awarded a whopping £250,000 for winning the hit ITV show.
The hit series was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic during the spring, when it usually broadcasts auditions and the live finals prior to the summer.
But despite the delays, ITV made sure the patient contestants were able to return to complete the talent show in the autumn.
The audience was replaced with a virtual audience, allowing the arena atmosphere to be prominent in line with the strict COVID-19 rules that continue to be in place.
Winner! Britain’s Got Talent 2020 series concluded in October with musical comic Jon Courtenay becoming the first ever Golden Buzzer act to win the talent show