Top Of The Pops Online caught up with Alesha Dixon in a Q&A and asked the former Mis-Teeq star if she surely must think she’s good at what she does.
“Umm…I’m my worst critic, you see. I love what I do, but I’m the first person to put down what I do,” Dixon explained. “I’m the first person to say ‘that was awful’ or ‘that could’ve been better’. I think that’s because when I was growing up my dad was a perfectionist. If I came home with top marks in a class, he wouldn’t say ‘well done’, he’d say ‘oh, but you didn’t get 100%’, and I think the way he was with me has conditioned me that no matter what I do, I always feel I could do better. I never feel like I’m there. And the day you think you’re there is the day that it’s over, surely. You’ve always got to have somewhere to go, right?”
The interview transcript at bbc.co.uk has since been removed.