ALESHA DIXON

Singer

Alesha was a member of the popular garage/R&B band Mis-Teeq, who scored two top ten albums in the UK. After the band split, Alesha has been working on her solo career, as well as presenting and appearing on many television programmes, including presenting her own documentary for BBC Three investigating the use of airbrushing and retouching that has become virtually unavoidable in magazines, leading to increasing pressure on women to try and achieve unattainable perfection in their looks.

Partnered with Matthew Cutler, Alesha competed in series five of Strictly Come Dancing. In a particularly strong series start for the female celebrities, Alesha had a reasonably quiet start with her Rumba, finishing third on the first leaderboard, but when she was given the Jive in her second week, she shone with a fantastic routine, full of energy and leapt to the top of the table with the judges. She continued to impress throughout the series, but surprised most people with the standard of her ballroom routines surpassing most of her latin dances, although her Cha Cha Cha danced to Crazy In Love has become one of the those iconic Strictly dances. She reached the final, and chose to dance the beautiful Waltz (scoring 39 points) and the Cha Cha Cha (scoring 38 points), and eventually carried off the trophy as series champion.

 

Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores Total
      CraigArleneLenBruno  
2 Rumba Hurt 8 7 8 8 31
3 Jive Shake A Tail Feather 9 9 9 9 36
4 American Smooth Top Hat, White Tie and Tails 8 8 8 9 33
5 Foxtrot Heaven 9 9 9 9 36
6 Salsa Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 9 8 9 9 35
7 Waltz A Time For Us 9 10 9 10 38
8 Cha Cha Cha Crazy In Love 9 10 10 10 39
9 Tango Jealousy 9 10 9 10 38
9 Samba (Reach Out) I'll Be There 9 8 10 9 36
10 Viennese Waltz Memory 9 9 10 10 38
10 Paso doble Toccata 9 9 9 9 36
11 Quickstep Valerie 9 9 10 10 38
11 Argentine Tango I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You 9 9 10 10 38
Final Waltz A Time For Us 10 10 9 10 39
Final Cha Cha Cha Crazy In Love 9 9 10 10 38
Final Jive We Love To Boogie 9 8 9 9 35
Christmas 2007 Cha Cha Cha Celebration 9 9 9 9 36
Christmas 2008 Viennese Waltz White Christmas 9 10 10 10 39

 

Christmas 2008 - Viennese Waltz

 

Final - The Champions Crowned

 

Final - Show dance

 

Final - Waltz

 

Week 11 - Argentine Tango

 

Week 10 - Viennese Waltz

 

Week 9 - Samba

 

Week 9 - Tango

 

Week 8 - Cha cha cha

 

Week 7 - Waltz

 

Week 6 - Salsa

 

Week 5 - Foxtrot

 

Week 4 - American Smooth

 

Week 3 - Jive