Alesha Dixon says she struggled with “mental warfare” during her second pregnancy.

The singer, 42, had her second daughter Anaya in 2019 and admits locking herself in the bathroom to cry at points in the pregnancy.

The Britain’s Got Talent judge,who also has a six-year-old daughter, Azura, with her husband Azuka Ononye, says: “When I was pregnant I was over the moon and happy.

“It’s supposed to be the most joyful time of your life, but I would have so many moments where I would lock myself away in a bathroom and cry. I just felt down and sad and couldn’t explain that.

Alesha and Azuka with their daughters

“It’s very confusing. When you’re going through something tough you have to find that self-resilience and strength to work your way through something and have faith and trust in your ability to handle things and to become stronger because of these things.

“We can all relate to that mental warfare we have to go through where we have to navigate our way to a positive space in our mind to make life a little bit easier.”

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Alesha, who rose to fame as a member of the R&B girl band Mis-Teeq, says her new single War was inspired by her struggles.

She says lockdown made her determined to return to her music career. She says: “Life is too short and unpredictable. You don’t know what’s round the corner.”

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