Alesha Dixon announced for Morecambe Carnival

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Pop singer and TV personality Alesha Dixon will join the line up for this year’s Morecambe Carnival.

Morecambe Carnival made a triumphant in 2014 after an absence of 13 years.

Alesha Dixon at the Hallam FM Summer Live Show at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, United Kingdom on 17 July 2015. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Alesha Dixon at the Hallam FM Summer Live Show at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, United Kingdom on 17 July 2015. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Former X Factor stars Shayne Ward and Stereo Kicks entertained the 40,000 plus crowd.

This year’s carnival is set to be bigger and better when the Boy Does Nothing singer joins pop rock band Scouting For Girls.

David Brayshaw, chairman of Morecambe Carnival’s organising committee, said: “I think it is absolutely amazing to get Alesha, it is one of the biggest names we have had in the three years.

“Morecambe Carnival is becoming a small festival, people can’t believe it is free.”

Singer and Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon.

Singer and Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon.

Alesha, who first shot to fame in girl group Mis-teeq, will be joining Scouting For Girls on May 1.

She will also join Britain’s Got Talent finalist Henry Gallagher who melted her heart last year in the auditions.

Carnival-goers can expect more exhibitions and rides during the weekend of April 30 and May 1.

A circus will replace last year’s ‘It’s a Knock Out’ on Saturday and a new fun zone for smaller children will be in the Midland Hotel’s gardens.

A bigger fairground will be at the Dome Arena and parachutists from Black Knight Parachute Centre will be dropping in.

Security and infrastructure costs have gone up this year as the carnival attracts more visitors and bigger acts.

David said: “First aid costs have gone from £100 to £3,000 as we now need an ambulance on site. It is more pressurised but we know what to expect and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Expect maybe another big name announced soon, it’s not over yet.”