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BGT judges Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon sing festive classics on show’s Christmas special

Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon will be giving Britain’s Got Talent fans a musical treat on the show’s upcoming Christmas special on Friday.

The glamorous judges will each take to the stage to perform Yuletide classics, leaving fellow panellists David Walliams and Ashley Banjo visibly impressed.

Teaming up with Collabro, Amanda, 49, performed a rousing rendition of Home For Christmas on a stage lit up with festive adornments.

 

Vocal delight: Amanda Holden will be giving Britain’s Got Talent fans a musical treat on the show’s upcoming Christmas Special on Friday, when she takes to the stage to sing

The star looked typically glamorous for her moment on the stage, stepping out in a deeply plunging ivory dress, complete with beaded detailing.

Meanwhile, Alesha, 42, took on the timeless classic Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas as she shared the stage with acclaimed pianist Tokio Myers.

Looking sensational in a shimmering silver gown with a plunging neckline and daring thigh-high slit, the star showed off her sultry tones as her fellow judges looked on.

During the show, David Walliams won’t be holding back in his savage roasting of the BGT judges as he transforms into Queen Elizabeth II for a cheeky take on her Christmas message.

Festive: Fellow judge Alesha Dixon will also be seen taking to the stage for the festive special

Festive: Fellow judge Alesha Dixon will also be seen taking to the stage for the festive special

Timeless classic: Alesha, 42, took on the timeless classic Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas as she shared the stage with acclaimed pianist Tokio Myers

Timeless classic: Alesha, 42, took on the timeless classic Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas as she shared the stage with acclaimed pianist Tokio Myers

Delight: Fellow judges (L-R) David Walliams, Amanda and Ashley Banjo delightedly looked on

Delight: Fellow judges (L-R) David Walliams, Amanda and Ashley Banjo delightedly looked on

In a recently unveiled first look at the show’s festive spectacular, the comedian delivers his own New Year’s honours to his fellow judges, poking at fun at everything from Amanda’s revealing gowns to Alesha’s music career.

It comes as the BGT judges star in the show’s first ever Christmas Special with an array of former contestants taking to the stage for a night of stellar performances, after a year which has seen much of the nation plunged into lockdown.

In the first look clip, David dons a white-haired wig and crown for his own version of Her Majesty’s festive address.

While the speech sees ‘The Queen’ wish viewers a Happy Christmas, she also announces the judges will be given honours in the annual New Year’s list.

Rousing rendition: Teaming up with Collabro, Amanda, 49, performed a rousing rendition of Home For Christmas on a stage lit up with festive adornments

Rousing rendition: Teaming up with Collabro, Amanda, 49, performed a rousing rendition of Home For Christmas on a stage lit up with festive adornments

Singing success: TV star Amanda has enjoyed singing success in her own right in recent years

Singing success: TV star Amanda has enjoyed singing success in her own right in recent years

But far from being awarded for their work in television or charity, it appears Amanda, Alesha and Ashley Banjo are being recognised for some alternative works.

The clip also offers a glimpse of the judges hysterical reactions, with many struggling to hide their laughter during the special.

David says: ‘Now for the New Year’s and my honours list, Alesha Dixon will be made CBE for her services to music… by which I mean she’s retiring.’

Referencing his colleague’s racy gowns which have become a fixture on the BGT panel, he continues: ‘Amanda Holden will be made an OBE for her environmental work, she always ensures her dresses use a quarter of the amount of fabric.

Regal: David won't be holding back in his savage roasting of the Britain's Got Talent judges as he transforms into Queen Elizabeth II for a cheeky take on her Christmas message

Regal: David won’t be holding back in his savage roasting of the Britain’s Got Talent judges as he transforms into Queen Elizabeth II for a cheeky take on her Christmas message

‘Ashley Banjo will be made an MBE for his charity work for the elderly and infirm in taking over from Simon Cowell.

‘And as for Ant and Dec, they’ll be named the Duke and Duchess of Newcastle, a city so close to their hearts; they’ve lived in London for the past 25 years.’

David ended his royal address by stripping himself his own honours, in a playful final reference to his impersonation of the monarch.

He says: ‘Finally David Walliams will have his OBE taken away due to his awful impersonation of me – Merry Christmas one and all!’

Naughty! The comedian delivers his own New Year's honours to his fellow judges, poking at fun at everything from Amanda's revealing gowns to Alesha's music career

Naughty! The comedian delivers his own New Year’s honours to his fellow judges, poking at fun at everything from Amanda’s revealing gowns to Alesha’s music career

For the first time BGT will mark the festive season with a two-hour special featuring some of the show’s most iconic acts.

The judges will also join forces with the acts for a night of performances, including 2009 finalists Stavros Flatley, as a first look clip shows the father-son duo performing with Ashley and David in similar Michael Flatley-inspired wigs.

Alesha will captivate audiences with a rendition of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas alongside 2017 winner, pianist Tokio Myers. 

Expected to raise the roof, Ashley – who was at the centre of headlines for his powerful BGT-inspired performance with Diversity – will reunite with the troupe, 2018 finalists DVJ and 2008 winner George Sampson for a seasonal dance.

Throwback! The judges will also join the acts for a night of performances, including 2009 finalists Stavros Flatley, as a first look clip shows the duo performing with Ashley and David

Throwback! The judges will also join the acts for a night of performances, including 2009 finalists Stavros Flatley, as a first look clip shows the duo performing with Ashley and David

Amazing: Another first look clip shows Amanda and Alesha in utter hysterics as they watched David and Ashley take to the stage

Amazing: Another first look clip shows Amanda and Alesha in utter hysterics as they watched David and Ashley take to the stage

David’s Comedy Christmas Calendar will see him team up with fellow comedians, including 2013 finalist Francine Lewis, 2018 winner Lost Voice Guy, this year’s runner-up Steve Royle, 2018 finalist Robert White and 2017 contestant Daliso Chaponda, as well as singing duo Katherine and Joe, who auditioned for the show three times.

Showcasing her incredible vocal range, Amanda will belt out Home for Christmas with musical theatre group and 2014 winners Collabro. 

The action-packed show will also see the likes of fan favourites Ashley & Sully, 2019 runner-up Ben Hart and 2008 finalist Stavros Flatley return to screens. 

In a remote performance, 2019 Winner Colin Thackery will sing What A Wonderful World as part of a celebration to the heroes of 2020. 

Britain’s Got Talent: Christmas Spectacular airs on Christmas Day at 8pm on ITV. 

Coming soon! Britain's Got Talent: Christmas Spectacular airs on Christmas Day at 8pm on ITV

Coming soon! Britain’s Got Talent: Christmas Spectacular airs on Christmas Day at 8pm on ITV 

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