AMERICAN singer Anastacia shot to fame in the early noughties with her hit song I'm Outta Love.

Since then she has become a household name and a familiar face on the box.

Who is Anastacia?

Born in Illinois September 17, 1968, Anastacia, 53, spent much of her youth battling Crohn's disease, which affects the digestive system.

However, early illness did not stop her pursuing a music career.

Her career began as a dancer and in the 1980s and 1990s, when she made regular appearances on MTV's Club MTV and two videos for hip hop trio Salt-n-Pepa.

She also started performing backing vocals for more established talents before eventually securing a record deal of her own.

Her debut album Not That Kind was released in 2000, at the age of 32.

Anastacia went on to have hits with tracks including I'm Outta Love, Left Outside Alone, Sick and Tired and Paid My Dues.

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The star later went on four headline tours and was awarded an MTV Europe Music Award.

Anastacia married her bodyguard Wayne Newton in 2007 but sadly, the couple filed for divorce in April 2010.

What happened to Anastacia on Dancing With The Stars?

The I'm Outta Love singer took part in the Italian version of Strictly Come Dancing in March 2018, appearing in a Dancer for a Night segment.

Anastacia competed for the judges scores alongside professional dance partner Maykel Fonts in a special one-off appearance but things started to go wrong as the couple attempted a big lift.

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As Maykel lifted her in the air, the singer raised one of her legs to get it around his neck.

But as she did so, her red and gold sparkly mini dress lifted up and embarrassingly for the star, revealed her flesh coloured knickers and bottom to the entire audience and viewers.

As they struggled to get into position, Anastacia continued to flash the flesh as Maykel spun her round.

When was Anastacia on Strictly Come Dancing?

Anastacia was paired up with Strictly veteran Brendan Cole for the show's 2016 series.

She revealed to the BBC that Strictly will be an important part of her recovery from breast cancer.

She said: "After my double mastectomy, it stripped away a part of me that I feel I would like to find again."

"This opportunity has come at a perfect time to help me use and get to know my upper body again," she added.

She made it through to week five of the show before being eliminated, after competing against model Daisy Lowe and Aljaž Škorjanec in the dance off.

Ore Oduba went on to win the series.

When did Anastacia have cancer?

Anastacia was diagnosed with cancer twice and as a result, the star chose to undergo a double mastectomy in 2013 – but have now thankfully been given the all clear.

It was a long battle for the star – involving 10 procedures and five surgeries – but she has since come out fighting and has even bared her mastecomy scars in solidarity with others fighting the disease on the cover of FAULT magazine.

She said she was now ready to reclaim her femininity and says the scars left behind by her life-saving surgery are something she can be proud of.

“My scars are part of my journey and a reminder of all the things I went through with my mastectomy. At this point, I feel great to show them in a way that’s artistic,” she added.

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