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Alesha Dixon plans to pen children’s books

IANS | Los Angeles |

 Singer Alesha Dixon says she is to write two children's books about a female superhero.

She has told BBC that she wanted to create a character who children "can hopefully be inspired by and look up to". 

Dixon's first book is set to be released later this year, when she will join an ever-growing list of celebrities who have penned children's stories, including Ricky Gervais, Madonna and Geri Horner, reports

Her first foray into writing comes after she said that she wants to branch out into acting and has been taking classes.

She said: "I have been doing the acting lessons for a few months. It's good. I do them when I can. I work one-on-one with an acting coach."

The Lipstick singer said she was inspired by actress Margot Robbie's appearance in the Suicide Squad movie, in which the Australian actress played the role of Harley Quinn.

"I love the idea of being in an action movie, something like Margot Robbie in 'Suicide Squad'. A kick-ass role.
I also love the idea of being in a musical and also dramas, TV dramas, gritty dramas. I am very open-minded, really," Dixon said.

However, one thing she insisted she definitely won't be doing in 2017 was having another child.

Asked if she plans to have another baby this year, the singer, who already has a three-year-old daughter called Azura with her partner Azuka Ononye, said: "No, definitely not. There aren't enough days in the week for a baby. I'm struggling with my schedule as it is."