Alesha Dixon will release her new album in October.

The 36-year-old singer has announced the release of her new solo LP, 'Do It For Love' - her fourth studio record - which she has teased will show people the ''heart and soul'' of who she is.

She said: ''This record is uplifting, fun and honest. 'Do It For Love' is the heart and soul of who I am and what I believe in. It's a personal triumph and a moment I have waited a long time for.''

The album will be released on October 9 and will be her first record in five years, following 2010's 'The Entertainer' which featured singles 'Drummer Boy' and 'Take Control'.

The former Miss-Teeq star has taken creative control on the collection including co-writing several of the songs along with Alex James, Harry Sommerdahl and Da Beat Freakz, with the LP also featuring a collaboration with rapper 'Wretch 32' titled 'Stop'.

The 'Britain's Got Talent' judge - who has 22-month-old daughter Azura Sienna - has already released the first single from the album, garage-style tune 'The Way We Are'.