A singer, dancer, presenter and a talent show judge…Is there anything this girl can’t do?
Alesha’s pop career began in the early noughties and she was responsible for such hits as ‘Scandalous’ with Multi-Platinum, BRIT nominated & MOBO award winning British girl group Mis-teeq.
Following the band’s split, she went on to have further success with Platinum selling album The Alesha Show which included solo single ‘The Boy Does Nothing’, which was a worldwide smash.
Alesha’s dancing ability caught the eye of Pharrell Williams who asked our girl to appear in the music video of N*E*R*D’s ‘She Wants To Move’ in 2004.
Alesha then appeared on the fifth series of Strictly Come Dancing, and along with her professional dancer Matthew Cutler, impressed the judging panel and audience at home week-on-week to eventually win the series.
She has firmed herself as a respected talent show judge both on the Strictly panel from 2009 until 2011, before joining Britain’s Got Talent in 2012, and is now a familiar face on entertainment television, having also hosted Alesha's Street Dance Stars, Your Face Sounds Familiar, Sport Relief 2016, Children in Need and Dance Dance Dance.
Wanna know more from our multi-talented host?
Check out this revealing Q&A…
Q. What’s the first song you remember dancing to?
‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson. I remember waiting up for the momentous music video premiere, I was beyond excited, it was legendary! In fact, I tried to learn every dance move from every single Michael Jackson video from there on.
Q. Who or what’s your biggest dance inspiration?
I’m inspired by people who lead, who march to the beat of their own drum and who are original. I could name so many dancers and pioneers in the game, but, really the truth is I’m inspired by so many beautiful artists and moved by so many performers.
Q. Who would be your dream dance partner?
Q. What’s the best thing about being a Presenter on TGD?
I get to sit back and enjoy the show as the audience have all the power plus it’s great to be involved in a show that gives people a platform to showcase their talent.
Q. How has dance changed your life?
Dancing is joy! It makes me feel alive because it’s an extension of who I am. When music and truthful storytelling fit together there’s a beautiful synergy, it’s an honest way to express yourself, and ultimately dancing is uplifting for the soul
Q. What’s the greatest thing about dance?
Q. And finally, what would be your last dance?
In the arms of my love listening to our favourites songs!