SIR Elton John's former manager DEREK MacKILLOP has snapped up former Mis-Teeq beauty ALESHA DIXON - offering her a staggering $950,000 (GBP500,000) solo contract just two weeks after she left the girlband.
Dixon and her former bandmates Sabrina Washington and SU-ELISE NASH ended their eight-year musical partnership last month (MAR05) to pursue solo projects - and Dixon is amazed her pop dream has come true so quickly.
She says, "I can't wait to get in the studio and lay the tracks down. I want to hear Alesha as a solo artist, it's all so brilliant."
The sexy brunette, who is engaged to SO SOLID CREW star HARVEY, will start recording new material for record label Polydor next week (begs11APR05).08/04/2005 14:06