British pop star Alesha Dixon is pregnant with her first child.

The singer, who also serves as a judge on reality Tv show Britain's Got Talent, will welcome the baby with her boyfriend, dancer Azuka Ononye, later this year (13).

Her representative says, "Alesha and Azuka are looking forward to this happy chapter in their lives and would request privacy to enjoy this happy and most important event."

Dixon began dating Ononye last year (12) after a long friendship. She was previously wed to British rapper MC Harvey, but the couple split in 2006 after he was caught having an affair with fellow singer Javine Hylton following just one year of marriage.