Alesha Dixon has confessed that she is already excited about the return of Britain’s Got Talent next year, because of the fun the new judging panel had this year.

The singer, who has joined fellow judge David Walliams in showing her support for the forthcoming London Olympics, said even Simon Cowell found it hard not to crack a smile when he was with her, David and fellow judge Amanda Holden.

“There was a genuine chemistry. I think even Simon really, really enjoyed it, you could see that,” she said.

“As much as David was winding him up, I think he loves that. Amanda’s got a filthy laugh and the two of us are constantly laughing, and I think that’s the thing.”

And Alesha – who left her role on Strictly Come Dancing to join the Britain’s Got Talent panel – added that she was confident the four of them would be back for the next series.

“Simon was really open about not wanting to change the panel. We just all genuinely get on, it’s really lovely,” she said.

“It makes going to work really nice. We’re not signed up yet but Simon said on the show, live on TV, that he wants the whole panel there and we’ve all had individual phone calls from various people to say they’d love us back.

“But there’s no rush. The contracts will get signed when they get signed, but at the moment there’s positive energy all around the show and everybody really wants to go back and do it all again in 2013.”