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Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon
Dixon performing in Leeds in 2008.
Personal information
Birth nameAlesha Anjanette Dixon
Born7 October 1978(age 36)
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
GenresR&B, hip hop, UK garage
OccupationSinger, Songwriter, Model, rapper, Dancer, Television Presenter
Years active1999 - present
LabelsPolydor Records (2005 - 2006)
Asylum Records (2008 - 2011)
Atlantic Records (2008 - 2011)
Associated actsMis-Teeq
Roll Deep
Jay Sean

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Alesha Anjanette Dixon (born 7 October 1978) is an English singer-songwriter, dancer, model and television personality. She first found fame in the all-female R&B trio Mis-Teeq, however, the trio separated in 2005 and Dixon continued pursuing her music career as a solo artist, signing to Polydor Records. Dixon began recording her debut solo album, Fired Up in 2006, but due to poor record sales of her first two singles, "Lipstick" and "Knockdown", she was dropped from Polydor.

In 2007 Dixon became a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing and eventually won. Her television exposure led to a successful comeback, which included her signing to Asylum Records, an offshoot of Warner Music Group. Dixon then released a second album, entitled The Alesha Show in 2008, which received platinum certification from BPI in the UK.

In September 2009 Dixon became a judge on the seventh series of Strictly Come Dancing, replacing fellow judge Arlene Phillips. The replacement of Phillips by Dixon attracted criticism, as some questioned the extent of Dixon's dancing knowledge. Dixon herself dismissed the criticism, describing it as a "storm in a teacup", and refused to stand down as judge. In 2010 Dixon returned for the eighth series of Strictly Come Dancing and released her third studio album, The Entertainer.

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Alesha Dixon is back drinking on The Graham Norton Show... but this time it's ... - Daily Mail Tweet this news
Daily Mail--Tomorrow night we see -Alesha Dixon- return to a TV sofa and once again she is drinking. This time, however, she it isn't a bottle of wine she is opts for, it's a glass of water. The 33-year-old kept things dignified as she popped in - Date : Thu, 15 Dec 2011 15:35:27 GMT
I feared being fat not fit after foot op - The Sun Tweet this news
The Sun--WHEN -Alesha Dixon- had surgery on her feet, the usually active star had to hang up her dancing shoes. She couldn't exercise for two and a half months, something she says affected her physically and mentally. She explains: "I had to - Date : Mon, 11 Apr 2011 00:56:37 GMT+00:00
Young Scot Awards 2011: Dance judge Alesha Dixon hails our heroes - Scottish Daily Record Tweet this news
Scottish Daily Record--STRICTLY Come Dancing star -Alesha Dixon- saluted our Young Scots of 2011 as she hailed the awards ceremony as the most inspirational she's ever attended. The singer was just one of a host of celebrities who turned out on Thurs - Date : Sun, 10 Apr 2011 07:19:06 GMT+00:00
Foster homes needed for pets - This Is Lancashire Tweet this news
This Is Lancashire--Strictly Come Dancing judge and long-term RSPCA supporter -Alesha Dixon- is backing the appeal. Alesha recently revealed her mother was a victim of domestic abuse and she grew up seeing the devastating effect this can have on a family. - Date : Fri, 08 Apr 2011 08:01:50 GMT+00:00
Curse of Grand National do-gooders: With jockey in coma and three horses dead ... - Daily Mail Tweet this news
Daily Mail--Eight celebrity supporters backed the pressure group, including Queen guitarist Brian May and BBC presenters Bill Oddie and Strictly Come Dancing judge -Alesha Dixon-. There were four deaths at the three-day meeting last year and five in 2009. - Date : Sun, 10 Apr 2011 23:45:09 GMT+00:00
Petition to stop animal circuses in Scotland - Scotsman Tweet this news
Scotsman--Singer -Alesha Dixon- is among those voicing their support on the OneKind website. She said: "It is heartbreaking to think that animals are being used and treated this way in today's society. It has to stop. "I believe and - Date : Fri, 01 Apr 2011 09:59:08 GMT+00:00
Arlene says she puts Alesha on 'mute' - Tweet this news 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge Arlene Phillips has said that she puts her television "on mute" whenever -Alesha Dixon- comes on. Singer Dixon replaced Phillips on the judging panel for the show in 2009. Speaking t - Date : Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:28:51 GMT+00:00
Dixon keeps schtum on Mobos role - The Press Association Tweet this news
The Press Association--Singer -Alesha Dixon- and event founder Kanya King announced that the Scottish city will host the awards this year, in 2013 and for the 20th anniversary of the event in 2015. Kanya said: "We can't yet announce who is p - Date : Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:20:00 GMT+00:00
JO WHILEY: IT'S NOT AGEIST, IT SUITS ME - Tweet this news chiefs have repeatedly found themselves accused of ageism in recent years - most notably when Arlene Phillips, 67, was controversially replaced as a Strictly Come Dancing judge by 32-year-old -Alesha Dixon-. Only last week BBC director - Date : Sun, 27 Mar 2011 23:12:25 GMT+00:00
Alesha Dixon hopes for Mis-Teeq reformation - Tweet this news'Strictly Come Dancing' judge -Alesha Dixon- has revealed it is ''more of possibility'' Mis-Teeq will get back together at some stage. -Alesha Dixon- believes it's "more of possibility&quo - Date : Fri, 11 Mar 2011 13:09:02 GMT+00:00

Preceded by
Mark Ramprakash and Karen Hardy
Strictly Come Dancing Champion
(with partner Matthew Cutler)

Series 5 (2007)
Succeeded by
Tom Chambers and Camilla Dallerup

2010-11: The Entertainer and departure from Atlantic/Asylum Records :
Week # Dance/Song Total Result
2 Rumba/Hurt 31(8,7,8,8)
3 Jive/Shake a Tail Feather 36(9,9,9,9)
4 American Smooth/Top Hat, White Tie and Tails 33(8,8,8,9)
5 Foxtrot/Heaven 36(9,9,9,9)
6 Salsa/Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 35(9,8,9,9)
7 Waltz/A Time For Us 38(9,10,9,10)
8 Cha Cha Cha/Crazy in Love 39(9,10,10,10)
9 Tango/Jealousy 
Samba/Reach Out I'll Be There
10 Viennese Waltz/Memory
Paso Doble/Toccata
11 Quickstep/Valerie
Argentine Tango/I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You
12 Waltz/A Time For Us
Cha Cha Cha/Crazy in Love
Jive/We Love to Boogie

2010-11: The Entertainer and departure from Atlantic/Asylum Records :
Year Ceremony Award Nominated Work Result
2006 MOBO Awards Best UK Female Herself  
2008 Cosmopolitan Awards Ultimate Confidence Queen  
2009 MOBO Awards Best UK Act  
Best Video "The Boy Does Nothing"  
UK Music Video Awards Best Pop Video  
Best Styling in a Video  
2010 BRIT Awards British Single "Breathe Slow"  
MOBO Awards Best Video "Drummer Boy"  
BT Visit London Awards Sound of London Herself  

Alesha Dixon

Studio albumsFired Up * The Alesha Show * Unleashed
Singles"Lipstick" * "Knockdown" * "The Boy Does Nothing" * "Breathe Slow" * "Let's Get Excited" * "To Love Again" * "Drummer Boy"
Tour(s)The Alesha Show
Related articlesDiscography * Mis-Teeq * Strictly Come Dancing (series 5 * series 7 * series 8)


Studio albumsLickin' on Both Sides (2001) * Eye Candy (2003) * Mis-Teeq (2004)
Compilation albumsGreatest Hits (2005)
Singles"Why?" * "All I Want" * "One Night Stand" * "B with Me" * "Roll on"/"This Is How We Do It" * "Scandalous" * "Can't Get It Back" * "Style"
Soundtrack"Shoo Shoo Baby"
Related topicsDiscography * Telstar Records

Strictly Come Dancing

SeriesChristmas Specials * 1 * 2 * 3 * 4 * 5 * 6 * 7 * 8
HostsBruce Forsyth * Tess Daly * Claudia Winkleman * Natasha Kaplinsky (2004) * Justin Lee Collins (2004) * Ronnie Corbett (2009) * Fearne Cotton (Children in Need Special, 2008)
ParticipantsList of participants
JudgesCraig Revel Horwood * Alesha Dixon (2009 present) * Len Goodman * Bruno Tonioli * Darcey Bussell (guest judge, 2009 present) * Arlene Phillips (2004 08)
Celebrity winnersNatasha Kaplinsky * Jill Halfpenny * Darren Gough * Mark Ramprakash * Alesha Dixon * Tom Chambers * Chris Hollins
Professional winnersBrendan Cole * Darren Bennett * Lilia Kopylova * Karen Hardy * Matthew Cutler * Camilla Dallerup * Ola Jordan
Celebrity runners-upChristopher Parker * Denise Lewis * Colin Jackson * Matt Dawson * Matt Di Angelo * Rachel Stevens * Ricky Whittle
Professional runners-upHanna Karttunen * Ian Waite * Erin Boag * Lilia Kopylova * Flavia Cacace * Vincent Simone * Natalie Lowe
Specials winnersDavid Seaman (Strictly Ice Dancing) * Robbie Earle (Strictly African Dancing) * Kara Tointon (Sport Relief, 2008) * Tess Daly (Children in Need, 2008) * Peter Jones (Sport Relief, 2010)
Specials runners-upJessica Taylor (Strictly Ice Dancing) * Antonia Okonma (Strictly African Dancing) * Elaine Paige (Sport Relief, 2008) * Terry Wogan (Children in Need, 2008) * Duncan Bannatyne (Sport Relief, 2010)
RelatedPortal * It Takes Two * Dancing with the Stars (US version) * Dancing with the Stars (International versions)

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