Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has hit back at claims that she has fallen out with fellow panellist Alesha Dixon over the amount of screen time each is given during the show.

Speaking on her official website, the actress said she was “disappointed” by the stories that she had threatened to quit the show after claiming Alesha was featured on the show more.

And she explained that she wanted to set the record straight as she did not want her daughters reading “untruths” – adding that she and Alesha had a “genuine friendship”.

“After the last year’s events and the publicity I have, by default, gained, I hope to be considered a role model and ambassador for hundreds of women across the UK,” she said on the website.

“I therefore cannot condone such malicious gossip as myself and Alesha being at ‘loggerheads’.

“As a mother of two girls I am raising them to be considerate and respectful of other women and each other. I cannot stand by and let untruths be printed or posted online which they may possibly read in the future.”

She also denied the rumours that she was set to leave the Britain’s Got Talent judging panel.

“Both Alesha and I are hugely disappointed that everything we predicted to happen has – despite us sharing a genuine friendship. I hope to be back for series 7 of BGT and have never considered leaving,” Amanda said.