Alesha Dixon's Biography
Who is Alesha Dixon?Alesha Dixon was born on 7 October 1978 in Welwyn Garden City, England. As a youngster, Alesha Dixon played netball and ran for her county. She also coached gymnastics.
The breakthrough in her music career came when together with Su-Elise Nash and Sabrina Washington she formed Mis-Teeq.
Mis-Teeq originally included a fourth member, Zena, but she left.
Mis-Teeq's debut single, Why? got to number eight in the charts.
They continued to be successful, winning Mobo and Brit awards, but in 2005 Mis-Teeq disbanded and soon after Alesha Dixon launched her solo career with the singles Lipstick and Knockdown.
In 2007, Alesha partnered Matthew Cutler to victory in Strictly Come Dancing.
Alesha and Matt got a record number of 10s from the judges in Strictly Come Dancing, beating the record held by Mark Ramprakash.
In January 2008, The Daily Mail reported that Alesha Dixon had just shot a film clip for a remix version of her single '4 U I Will' as part of a campaign for Ford Focus and that she was expected to release her previously unreleased debut album, Fired Up.
As well as her music career, Alesha has presented and appeared in a variety of TV programmes.
Alesha Dixon's presenter credits include ITV2's coverage of the Brit Awards, VH1's the Nation's Favourite Number One Men, and Channel 4's Freshly Squeezed with George Lamb.
Alesha Dixon presented BBC Three's Alesha: Look But Don't Touch, in which she challenged the culture of re-touching and air brushing.
Alesha Dixon spoke to the BBC about her new album, The Alesha Show, out on 17 November 2008 through Asylum Records and the single, The Boy Does Nothing, out on 10 November 2008.
In December 2008, The Mail reported that Alesha Dixon was dating Ed Howard, the UK head of Asylum Records.
In July 2009, the BBC announced that Alesha Dixon was replacing Arlene Phillips on the panel of judges on Strictly Come Dancing.
On 2 January 2012, it was revealed that Alesha Dixon was leaving Strictly Come Dancing and was going to be a judge on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, alongside David Walliams and Amanda Holden.
In October 2013, she and her partner Azuka Ononye had a baby girl. Alesha and Azuka married in 2017.
In 2016, ITV revealed that Alesha Dixon would host a new show Dance Dance Dance.
In 2017, it was revealed that Alesha Dixon had signed a contract with Scholastic to write two children's books about Aurora Beam, a young girl who is a superhero.
In July 2018, it was announced that Alesha Dixon and Jordan Banjo would host BBC One's new talent show The Greatest Dancer.
On 20 August 2019, she gave birth to a second daughter, Anaya Safiya.
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