Celebrity judge Alesha Dixon has angered Strictly Come Dancing bosses by praising rival show X Factor.

We reported recently that Alesha was set to replace Cheryl Cole on ITV’s show the X Factor. Alesha called the show more creative and said she loves what they do

I think it’s great on the X Factor that the judges get to mentor. It’s much more creative. We don’t do that on Strictly, we just comment. I’m into anything that enables me to use my creativity.

Even though Alesha’s manager has confirmed that she is committed to Strictly Come Dancing, BBC bosses are not convinced and threatened her with the sack. A BBC source said

It is not on for Alesha to woo The X Factor. She is a judge on the biggest entertainment show on the BBC and should be proud of that – not making public pronouncements about its biggest rival. If she hadn’t committed to the show immediately they [BBC bosses] were prepared to show her the door – even if she doesn’t get a job offer from The X Factor.

Alesha better keep schtum before she’s out of a job and has to turn to pantomime for a living.