Alesha Dixon hooks up with Barlow for new material

LONDON: Miserable about another bleak Monday at work?

It's not a problem for Take That heart-throb Gary Barlow.

He has Alesha Dixon - who posed in a maid-type outfit for exclusive snaps - grinning back at him when he bowls up at his LA studio for work.

The Strictly champ is working with Gary on new material.

She told me: "It makes a change from climbing a mountain for Comic Relief. He is so talented - hopefully the songs will be better than the ones we sang round the campfire on Kilimanjaro."

Alesha has also recorded a new single, Black Cloud, due out in October.

The song was written by Chad Hugo from N.E.R.D, who also produced the track as half of The Neptunes.

Now who says The Boy Does Nothing?