It has been confirmed that Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon is expecting her first child.

I feel like I’ve been living under a rock, because I didn’t even know she was seeing someone, but her spokesperson confirmed today to the MailOnline that she is expecting a child with her backing dancer boyfriend, 32-year-old Azuka Ononye:

Alesha Dixon and her partner Azuka Ononye are delighted to announce they are expecting their first child later this year. Alesha and Azuka are looking forward to this happy chapter in their life and would request privacy to enjoy this happy and most important event. Further details will be given at the appropriate time,’

The couple are said to have known each other seven years, but began dating last year. Their baby is expected later this year.


Alesha’s boyfriend Azuka Ononye

A friend of Alesha’s also said:

Alesha has always wanted to be a mum and is very excited about it. She is very happy.

I’m definitely happy for her, and wish her and Azuka all the best!