[12] After completing a diploma course in sports studies,[12] she had planned to take up a place at Loughborough University,[13] but at dance classes in London she was approached by a talent scout from a production company.
[46] "Drummer Boy", released in August, charted moderately at 15 on the UK Singles Chart.

"Radio", billed as The Entertainer's second single, charted poorly upon release in November 2010, failing to reach the Top 40. The track was released onto iTunes on 1 January 2012, as a digital download.

[49] On 2 January, Dixon announced her departure from her judging role on Strictly Come Dancing, to pursue other projects.

[47] The track appeared on both Roll Deep's album—Winner Stays On—and The Entertainer. [79] In June 2009 Dixon became an official ambassador for the charity Help a London Child, stating that she felt "very honoured" to be asked. Fired Up is the name of Dixon’s first official solo album that was released on February 20, 2006. [102] In 2008 and 2009, she co-presented Children in Need with Terry Wogan and Tess Daly.

On 15 March Dixon flew to Denmark to begin recording with Soulshock & Karlin, the producers of Dixon's "Breathe Slow".

Washington encouraged her to rap from the group's inception, saying: "When she started she was a bit shy, but I always said that it adds something, an element of difference. Alesha Dixon was born in 1970s. [14] While travelling back home on the train she was approached by another scout who was forming a group and asked if she was interested.[14]. [32] The song also became a commercial success in continental Europe and peaked in the top ten on the Australian Singles Chart. She has cited Kylie Minogue as one of her childhood idols.

However, at the last minute, the song "Lipstick" was chosen as the first single. She said, of her concert tour, that "it was her singing that made the impression: she's more powerful than you would imagine, and when pitted against her band at their most blaring, she more than held her own. Most Popular #1779. She has also appeared in the CBBC series 12 Again. On 16 September, it was announced that Dixon had collaborated with Roll Deep and featured in the band's single "Take Control".

Birthday October Oct 7, 1978 . [62] It was later announced that due to Sharon Osbourne having health issues Dixon would once again step in to judge at the Edinburgh auditions. [66] However, when she began her solo career her first UK album, The Alesha Show, saw Dixon undergo a genre-shift. [8][9], She was educated at Monk's Walk School, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire.

Dixon launched her solo career after Mis-Teeq's break-up and signed a £500,000, three-album deal with Polydor Records. [85] In 2012, Dixon travelled to Romania with World Animal Protection to rescue two brown bears from Onesti Zoo, which had closed years previously.

[33], The second single from The Alesha Show was "Breathe Slow" and entered the UK Singles Chart at number thirty-nine solely on download sales. They have two children. Not my cup of tea personally--I'm quite old-fashioned, which would probably bore the pants off a lot of people.

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[48], Acknowledging the album's lack of commercial success, Dixon said she would always prefer to "take a chance creatively" than release what she perceived to be stultifying records. In the video, she is shown dancing on a podium whilst the group circled her.

It was the first time I'd ever heard a woman MC and I was like, 'Alesha, you have got to do that,' and she was like 'No Bri, don't make me look stupid'". Together they raised over £3,500,000 towards helping combat malaria in Tanzania. Dixon herself gained high appraisal from the judges, even being likened to a "young Josephine Baker" by Bruno Tonioli. Ranked #98 in FHM's '100 Sexiest Women' (2002), She and bridesmaids were dressed by Kosibah Creations for her wedding to, Was 7 months pregnant with her daughter Azura when she completed presenting, Has been voted the winner of the fifth series of, Has become a judge on the BBC's "Strictly Come Dancing" (2004), replacing, Is competing in the fifth series of the BBC's, Returned to work three months after giving birth to her daughter Azura to begin judging on the eighth season of.
The album's second and third singles were, respectively, "Tallest Girl" and the new version of "People Need Love" reworked by Ash Rowes. I want to look as good as I can. The 42-year-old British rapper has done well thus far.

Her mother Bev Harris is a hairdresser and she also ran the, She spends a lot of her time writing rap poetry. Independence is one of their greatest strengths, but sometimes they're overly frank with others. I love Lauryn Hill because she is not scared to talk about real life. The album featured no rapping and was primarily R&B and soul, unlike Mis-Teeq's music, which focused mainly on garage and hip hop. [41], In early 2010, Dixon began work on her third studio album, The Entertainer, which she intended to release during the summer. The 1970s were a "pivot of change", it was an era of economic struggle, cultural change, and technological innovation. It was revealed in July 2009 that Dixon would be joining the Strictly Come Dancing judging panel in September 2009. [90] All the proceeds from Avon's necklace campaign were donated to Refuge and Women's Aid.

In November 2006, the couple divorced following Harvey's affair with singer Javine Hylton. In 2014 and 2015, Dixon co-presented segments of ITV's Text Santa telethon. [50] It was later announced that she left the panel to join the judging panel of Britain's Got Talent replacing Michael McIntyre along with Simon Cowell, Amanda Holden and David Walliams (who replaced David Hasselhoff. [citation needed] Dixon has spoken out in support of same-sex marriage,[92] gender equality,[93] as well as a need for greater support of trans individuals, and those questioning their gender identity.

Dixon wrote and released a new track "Do It Our Way" for the New Year Weight Watchers campaign which featured in new advertisements for the organisation. That's a powerful tool because, actually, it's quite a selfish job.

[42] Dixon's fan site later reported that Dixon had secured a recording session with Rodney Jerkins, a record producer who has produced records for Michael Jackson's final studio album Invincible and most recently produced Lady Gaga and Beyoncé's "Telephone". [14] They received 4.5 million votes in the final, beating actor Matt Di Angelo and professional dancer Flavia Cacace to win the glitter disco ball. She appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2007 and won, later becoming a judge on the show. My favourite way to relax is going out with the dogs to clear my mind and take in all that lovely fresh air. The single sold 1,000,000 copies worldwide.

The third single from The Alesha Show, titled "Let's Get Excited" was physically released on 11 May and reached a peak position of 13 in the UK Singles Chart. The 42-year-old rapper was born in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK. They ar… "[citation needed] They had been the favourite from the third week, receiving the most points from the judges on numerous occasions. I loved her when I was a young girl and I feel like I've been on a musical journey with her".

Other Works [58] Dixon was criticised for forgetting the words to "God Save the Queen" when performing a solo at the July 2015 British Grand Prix. Pizza is my biggest vice, anything with Parma ham and mozzarella.

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In 2017, Dixon presented Dance Dance Dance, a six-part reality series for ITV.

In 2016, Dixon made a cameo appearance in the 2016 film Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.[61]. On 6 November 2006, it was revealed that Dixon had been dropped by her label, Polydor Records. I make a conscious decision not to vote as I don't trust anybody that runs the country because you give somebody too much power and they let it go to their heads.

Alesha Dixon was born on October 7, 1978 in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England as Alesha Anjanette Dixon.

In June 2005, she announced her first solo single to be "Superficial". The single's release coincided with the release of the album, which too made little commercial impact; a year later it was noted that the album had sold 60,000 copies. The Seventies saw many women's rights, gay rights, and environmental movements.

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Discover what happened on this day. [25] Dixons third album The Entertainer consists mainly of dance/pop tracks.

People born under this sign are seen as warm-hearted and easygoing. Popularity . Publicity Listings [24], Alesha Dixon, discussing her thoughts on being dropped by her record label, Polydor.[25]. Birthplace England. [77] Speaking in August 2010 to Blues & Soul Dixon said: "Being in the entertainment industry I do feel I have a responsibility that comes with my fame". Birth Sign Libra. The pets are later reunited with their original owners when possible. It's all psychological though - you have to push through with your mind. I also love Jamaican food - curry goat, jerk chicken, rice and peas. [69], Dixon has often cited Madonna as an influence, saying "Madonna is a big idol. Discover what happened on this day. [86] In 2014, Dixon encouraged her Twitter followers to sign an online petition calling for the ban of slaughtering animals without being stunned first. I know that I need to do it because of my work. Alesha Dixon has an estimated net worth of $2 million dollars.

They are associated with a rejection of traditional values. The album was recorded and released by Telstar and its duration is 59 minutes and 54 seconds.

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