What Americans Don’t Know About Alesha Dixon: The New ‘AGT Champions’ Judge
It isn’t long before America’s Got Talent: The Champions hits our screens in January, for a second season. There’s a new judge in town, that’ll be joining Simon, Howie and Heidi and that person is Alesha Dixon! Read on to find out 5 facts about her.
5 Facts About Alesha Dixon The World Should Know!
Alesha Dixon is a name that doesn’t go unnoticed in the UK, but she’s pretty unfamiliar to many in the US. Dixon rose to fame after joining the girl group, Mis-Teeq. After the group split up, Alesha became a solo singer before then, heading to the wonderful world of TV.
She began her solo career in 2006, releasing singles like “Lipstick” and “Knockdown.”
1. Alisha Has Hosted Many TV Talent Shows
Alesha Dixon has appeared on many TV talent shows over the years, starring as both a judge and host. Her most famous roles in the UK include her 2009 appearance on Strictly Come Dancing as a judge, her current role as a judge on BGT and host of the new show, The Greatest Dancer.
Fun fact: She appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2007 and won, later becoming a judge on the show on 2009!
2. Alesha is More Than Just a Judge
It’s almost set in stone that Dixon knows the Got Talent judging role like no other. She’s been a judge on BGT for years now and has helped create some of the biggest acts to ever come out of the UK. However, there’s more to this decision. Alesha is a professional rapper and singer, as well as a world-renowned dancer (winning Strictly Come Dancing in 2007). Let’s just say, Simon knows what she’s talking about when it comes to entertainment and he values her opinion.
3. Alesha’s Husband and Baby Father
She was married to Michael Harvey from 2005 until 2006. Then in 2013, she had her first child, a daughter named Azura, with Azuka Ononye, whom she married in 2017.
Alesha revealed last year that she wasn’t sure if having another baby was on the cards for her. “I don’t know whether it will happen given my age but I adore the idea of a large family and I hope I will be lucky,” she said. This year she gave birth to another baby girl named Anaya. She announced her pregnancy on BGT!
4. Alesha had a dysfunctional childhood
She’s admitted that she doesn’t remember a whole lot of good memories growing up since she had to witness her mother become the victim of domestic abuse. This undoubtedly left a big mark on her. She has also recently signed a deal to write two books for children.
The heroine of the books will be Aurora Beam – a young superhero. Alesha has said that she wants to “create a strong female character who young girls and boys can hopefully be inspired by and look up to”.
5. She won the title of ‘Britain’s Sexiest Legs’
Fresh off her success on Strictly Come Dancing, Alesha won the title of Britain’s Sexiest Legs in 2009, defeating Simon Cowell’s protégé Cheryl as well!
AGT: The Champions returns January 6th on NBC
Get excited, because ‘The Champions’ is just around the corner and yes you heard it here first, Alesha Dixon will be on the judging panel! With a brand new cast of returning acts from around the world, you’d be crazy to miss it. Terry Crews, who made his AGT debut on ‘The Champions will also be returning as host. In an Instagram post, he wrote: ‘I’M BAAAAACK FOR #AGTCHAMPIONS’
Don’t have access to NBC? Do not fear! You can now watch ‘America’s Got Talent: The Champions’ on Netflix!