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Strictly judge criticises Cowell for poaching Dixon

Strictly Come Dancing judge Len Goodman has blasted Simon Cowell for signing Alesha Dixon for Britain's Got Talent.

He told Radio 5 live's Richard Bacon that he was disappointed that Mr Cowell did it in a "spiteful" way because it would ruin millions of people's enjoyment of the show.

Mr Goodman added that he would never knock the opposition.

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Richard Bacon broadcasts Monday to Thursday 14:00 to 16:00 on Radio 5 live.

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