Alesha Dixon has claimed that she "thought she had lost everything" after she made the bombshell announcement that she was to leave Mis-Teeq in pursuit of a solo career.
Britain's Got Talent judge Alesha, 41, catapulted to fame as a member of the girl group but made a shocking announcement in 2005 informing fans that she had made the decision to leave the group and pursue a solo career.
However, it wasn't plain sailing for Dixon who quickly realised her departure may not have been as easy as she once imagined.
After spending over twelve months working on her debut solo album, Fired Up, she was abruptly dropped from her record label.
Soon after that heartbreak, her marriage to So Solid Crew's MC Harvey also came to an end.
Opening up to The Big Issue in a Letter To My Younger Self, Alesha reveals that leaving Mis-Teeq was the biggest risk she's made.
The songstress said: "My biggest, riskiest decision was to leave Mis-Teeq. I had been in a girl group for eight years. That was my comfort zone.
"But there was an instinct, a feeling towards the end of my time in the group that I wasn't happy."
She went on to say: "And I needed to leave. I was only 25, I hadn't paid off a mortgage, I still had bills to pay. So it was a major, major decision.
"I signed a new record deal and spent a year-and-a-half making an album that the record company shelved, then found myself out of a deal. So I was like, oh my God, what have I done?"
Dixon added that she would tell her younger self to "have faith" after chatting about the lowest point of her life.
She continued: "There I was, sitting in my house with no record deal, having pretty much lost all the money I'd ever worked for, and some other things that were going on in my life that have been very publicly documented.
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"I literally thought I'd lost everything. And then the universe just said: 'That's what you thought, but here we go. You're about to enter into this new phase of your life'."
However, it wasn't all doom and gloom for Alesha who now believes that her biggest gamble has now paid off.
"And then I had a hugely successful solo record and had this incredible journey when in 2007 I became a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing and I won.
"And that took me on to becoming a judge on the show. The biggest risk brought the biggest pay-off."
Read Alesha's full letter in The Big Issue now.
- Alesha Dixon
- Britains Got Talent
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