Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon


10/7/1978, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, UK

Birth Name

Alesha Anjanette Dixon



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Alesha's career began in 2001 as part of trio Mis-Teeq, a British girl group who produced two successful albums before they split in 2005. Alesha is pursuing a solo music career, as well as some modeling, acting and TV presenting, and in 2007, she showed off her dancing…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In July 2008, Alesha presented a BBC programme called Alesha: Look But Don't Touch where she investigated airbrushing and retouching and tried to get a magazine to put her on the front cover untouched.

    • Alesha starred in the music video 'She Wants To Move' by N.E.R.D.

    • Alesha is 5' 6½".

    • The first record Alesha bought was Salt-n-Pepa's 'Push It'.

    • Alesha knows sign language.

    • Alesha has one sister, Leyanne, and five brothers: Adrian, Mark, John, Jereome and Callum.

    • Alesha split up with husband MC Harvey in November 2006 after she discovered that he had been having an affair with singer Javine Hylton.

    • Alesha sold the wedding dress she wore when she married MC Harvey on eBay for £7,500.

    • Alesha is signed to modeling agency Select Model Management.

    • On 19 June 2005 Alesha married actor, host, panelist & presenter MC Harvey who was born Michael Harvey Jr. & they were married at Brocket Hall, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England in the U.K.

    • Before their 2 big hits in the U.S. in 2004 they had a big hit in England in 2000 with their debut single titled 'Why' originally released as a R&B song it was remixed by Matt 'Jam' Lamont & re-released and became a big garage scene & radio hit.

    • Mis-teeq's 1st release in the U.S. in 2004 'One Night Stand (remixes)' peaked at #4 on Billboard magazine's Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart & their biggest hit also released in 2004 was 'Scandalous' that peaked at #2 on the Hot Dance Singles Sales chart.

    • Alesha is an actress, choreographer, dancer, singer & writer and she was 1 of 3 members of the all-female vocal R&B, garage rock, rap group Mis-teeq with Sabrina Washington & Su-Elise Nash before the officially broke up in 2005.

  • Quotes

    • Alesha: (After her divorce from MC Harvey) It took me a long time to get to the point where I was ready [to move on], but I am now. I'm getting annoyed about being single now. I'm trying not to look for someone because I don't think I'll find them, but I'd love to be swept off my feet.

    • Alesha: I feel like there is nothing I couldn't do if I put my mind to it, and I've never felt like that before. When I was growing up, my best wasn't good enough. My dad thought he was helping but if I came second in a race, it was 'Why didn't you come first?'. But that weird way of thinking has helped me because I am always striving for something better.

    • Alesha: The next 10 years are going to be good. At 30 I'm still young but I've got a better head on my shoulders than I did at 20, when I was still learning and growing. I've gained knowledge and wisdom.

    • Alesha: I want to grow old feeling comfortable in my own skin. I don't know how I'll feel in 30 years' time but I pray that I won't hate the lines on my face. I want to love the fact that they mark the chapters in my life.

    • Alesha: (About Strictly Come Dancing) Strictly for me is like being on holiday. I love it – it's when I go home that it's really crap. Being blatantly honest there are other things in my life that are stressful, there's nothing in this competition that is stressing me. I love every part of it. I wake up and look forward to training

    • Alesha: (About the pressure on Strictly Come Dancing) Lots of things go through your mind. It is brain overload. When you get upset you get even more upset for the fact that you are upset. I think that it is really silly. Being upset gets in the way when you want to progress. I feel like I have wasted time and not progressing. When I am tired it is really hard to snap out of it.

    • Alesha: I would love to have the classic, stable family with 2.4 children. To me, that would be more of a success than any number of hit records.

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