On Monday (23 May), the ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ judge raised eyebrows when it emerged that she was on the line-up for bPop Live, a special concert to promote Britain leaving the EU, thrown by the group Leave.EU.
Sister Sledge, Five and East 17 were also said to be on the bill.
However, a spokesperson for Alesha has now confirmed that she won’t be putting in an appearance at the Birmingham event, which is taking place a week before the EU referendum.
Alesha’s representative explains: “When Alesha was approached to perform at this event it was on the understanding that this was a multi-artist pop concert in a fantastic venue in the heart of the UK and Alesha would be there purely as an entertainer.
"It has now come to light that this is more of a political rally with entertainment included and we have decided to withdraw Alesha from the event.
"We wish to apologise to any fans who may have purchased tickets for this event. I would like to make it clear that Alesha has no political allegiances either way on this issue."
Similarly Five - who are now down to just two members - have also revealed that they won’t be performing, with their rep insisting: “As it has come to light that this is more a political rally with entertainment included they have both decided to cancel their involvement.”
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