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00s pop icon makes surprise return to Mighty Hoopla amid musical comeback-Joel Harley-Entertainment – Metro

Surprise, it’s Alesha Dixon!

00s pop icon makes surprise return to Mighty Hoopla amid musical comeback-Joel Harley-Entertainment – Metro

Noughties pop sensation Alesha Dixon returned to the stage this weekend (Picture: Redferns)

She’s best known as a judge on Britain’s Got Talent these days – butnoughties pop icon Alesha Dixon made her triumphant return to the stage in a surprise appearance at the Mighty Hoopla festival this weekend.

Held in Brockwell Park in London, the Mighty Hoopla music festival was home to revelers this weekend, all packed in to see pop acts such as Rita Ora, B*Witched, Alison Goldfrapp and Bananarama.

Not advertised on the line-up was singer Alesha Dixon, 45, who took to the stage alongside X Factor star Cher Lloyd and headliner Nelly Furtardo.

Dressed in a cropped denim jacket and shorts with a wrap skirt, the star performed her new single Ransom – which was released earlier this week.

Alesha shared a clip of her performance on Instagram afterwards, captioned: ‘Surprise, it’s Alesha Dixon.

‘A quick trip to do a surprise performance at @mightyhoopla has been the icing on the cake this weekend,’ she added.

Alesha’s Mighty Hoopla appearance is the next stage in her singing comeback (Picture: Redferns)

The star performed her new single, Ransom (Picture: Getty)

Alesha’s performance came as a surprise to fans (Picture: WireImage)

Her dancer husband, Azuka Ononye, 43, was waiting in the wings to support his wife. The pair have been married since 2017, having first met during a tour in 2006.

Alesha’s Mighty Hoopla appearance marks the latest stage in her singing comeback, after also performing at the Britain’s Got Talent live semi-final on Friday.

Ransom comes nine years after the release of her last album, Do It For Love, and six years on from her last live performance -Solihull Summer Fest in August 2018.

Alesha’s husband, Azuka Ononye was there to support his wife (Picture: Splash News)

The song, which features a sample from Jamaican reggae artist Ini Kamoze and his track Here Comes The Hotstepper, pays homage to Alesha’s roots.

The music video was shot in Port Antonio and Kingston in Jamaica, where her father Melvin is from.

Alesha rose to fame in the early noughties as a member of the R&B and hip-hop band Mis-Teeq before striking out on her own and launching a solo career in 2005 when the group disbanded.

Alesha started out as a member of the group Mis-Teeq (Picture: Telstar)

Alesha is a judge on Britain’s Got Talent (Picture: David Fisher/Shutterstock)

Her debut solo album, Fired Up, released in 2006, which she followed with The Alesha Show in 2008, The Entertainer in 2010, and Do It For Love in 2015.

Her singles from her second album, The Boy Does Nothing and Breathe Slow both topped the chart, with the latter earning her a Brit Award nomination.

Alesha’s shift to television personality came in 2009, after she became a judge on Strictly Come Dancing – which she quit four years later, to take her chair on the Britain’s Got Talent panel.

Katie Price also popped up at this weekend’s festival (Picture: Katie Price/Instagram)

Katie performed her song I Got U: (Picture: Alison Butlin/Instagram)

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Alesha’s comeback performance wasn’t the only surprise in store for Hoopla attendees this weekend – with Katie Price also taking to the stage with a rendition of her 2017 song I Got U.

The former glamour model, TV star and singer (really) shared a series of clips taken by fans to her Instagram story, revealing a set drenched in high camp and featuring inflatable rainbows, leopard print, and the unique vocal stylings of Katie Price.

Katie, 46, was previously scheduled to appear at the Mighty Hoopla in 2017 but pulled out of her musical performance at the last minute after her, uh, horse fell ill.

Beloved horse Wallis, 21,made a full recovery but was allegedly seized by bailiffs earlier this year as a result of her ongoing financial woes.

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