Family gets a buzz from seeing Alesha

TOP PRIZE Alesha Dixon meets News competition winner William Martin and his children Luke, left, Harley, centre, and Millen at the Spinnaker Tower.  Picture: Steve Reid (121774-516)
TOP PRIZE Alesha Dixon meets News competition winner William Martin and his children Luke, left, Harley, centre, and Millen at the Spinnaker Tower. Picture: Steve Reid (121774-516)
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IT was four yesses from the Martin family when they met Britain’s Got Talent judge Alesha Dixon.

Lucky William Martin, 42, of Stubbington Avenue, Copnor, won a News competition so he and his children Luke, 11, Millen, nine, and Harley, six, met the celebrity at the Spinnaker Tower last night.

They chatted with the famous singer, posed for pictures with her and asked her to sign posters they had brought along.

Despite their excitement before the meeting, the family admitted they were all a little lost for words when they met Alesha.

‘The kids got really shy and didn’t know what to say to her,’ William said. ‘But neither did I.

‘It was surreal, I didn’t know what to make of the whole thing.

‘We watch her on the TV all the time so we were totally starstruck to see her standing in front of us.’

The meeting took place inside the tower’s cafe, in a specially constructed VIP room with sofas looking out over the water.

Millen said: ‘It felt strange because there were lots of cameras and people standing around looking at us.

‘And they had this big stick with a fluffy thing on it, I couldn’t stop looking at it.’

Luke added: ‘It was a bit scary because there was so much going on but it was really nice to get to meet her.

‘When I wake up tomorrow it won’t seem real, but I have the poster to prove it. My friends will be pretty jealous.’

Alesha was in the city to promote the new Nissan Leaf – the world’s first 100 per cent electric family car.

She switched on the lights to the Spinnaker Tower which were powered by a charge from the car before going on to perform four songs at the Gunwharf Quays landmark.

Alesha said: ‘I love Portsmouth. I’ve been here a few times before and I really like the feeling of being next to the water.

‘The air feels so fresh and there’s a really chilled-out vibe in the city – it’s a nice place to visit.

‘And it was great to meet the Martin family. The kids were so cute and their dresses were lovely.’