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Simon Cowell brings Britain's Got Talent judge to the US version

Simon Cowell is bringing one of his longtime judges from Britain's Got Talent across the pond for the next series of America's Got Talent.

Cowell recently signed up for another season America's Got Talent: The Champions, which brings back memorable contestants from around the world to an ultimate winner. A UK version is now airing on ITV.

Britain's Got Talent, David Walliams, Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden, Alesha Dixon

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The first season of AGT: The Champions was judged by Cowell, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel and Spice Girls member Mel B, but Scary Spice won't return for the sophomore run.

Instead, a video released on Thursday (September 26) confirmed that Cowell is bringing on Britain's Got Talent mainstay and former Strictly Come Dancing judge Alesha Dixon.

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The clip sees America's Got Talent: The Champions season one winner Shin Lim performing a card trick where he deals out cards for each of the judges as well as presenter Terry Crews.

Watch the announcement of Alesha Dixon joining America's Got Talent: The Champions below:

Alesha also posted the news on her Twitter account, telling fans that she's "super excited" about the new gig while sharing her sparkly golden promo photo.

It's a very exciting time for the former Mis-Teeq member, since she has both BGT and AGT on her schedule as well as the wonderful news that she's expecting her second child with partner Azuka Ononye.

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Britain's Got Talent: The Champions airs on Saturdays at 7.30pm on ITV.

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