Alesha Dixon thinks X Factor hopeful Olly Murs is this year’s ‘most charismatic’ contestant.

Alesha – a judge on rival show Strictly Come Dancing – admitted she is actually quite a fan of ITV1’s reality singing competition, particularly Essex boy Olly.

She said: “Sometimes I watch The X Factor and I like Olly because he’s a good singer, he’s a very good singer – I think they’re all good, but Olly is the most charismatic one.”

The former Mis-Teeq singer has previously spoken of her love for X Factor judges Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell.

“Cheryl is the best thing to happen to The X Factor, apart from Simon Cowell, who I love. She knows what it’s like more than anyone – she’s the most qualified judge, I think,” she told Orange website. “Every time Cheryl has cried, I’ve been crying too.”