Alesha Dixon announces she is pregnant with first child

Alesha Dixon

Alesha Dixon has announced she is pregnant with her first child.

A spokesman for the Britain's Got Talent said: "Alesha Dixon and her partner, Azuka Ononye, are delighted to announce that they are expecting their first child later this year.

"Alesha and Azuka are looking forward to this happy chapter in their lives and would request privacy to enjoy this happy and most important event."

Previously Alesha has been a contestant and judge on Strictly Come Dancing.

She won the series in 2007 before replacing Arlene Philips on the judging panel two years later.

Before joining the BBC programme, she was part of the girl group Mis-Teeq. Since then she has released her own solo material.

It was during her solo musical career that Alesha Dixon met her partner, who is a dancer.

In 2005 she married So Solid Crew star MC Harvey but they split up after a year.

Earlier this month it was announced that she would be hosting a new ITV entertainment series, Your Face Sounds Familiar, along with Paddy McGuinness.

The show will see a cast of six celebrities impersonating musical icons with dance and singing routines.

The singer confirmed in April that she is working on a new solo album.

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