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Chico Slimani

Chico Slimani

Yousseph “Chico” Slimani, born 2 April 1971, is a Welsh born singer of Moroccan descent who rose to prominence in the United Kingdom after reaching the quarter-finals of the 2005 series of the talent show The X Factor.

In 2006, he had a number 1 hit on the British charts entitled “It’s Chico Time” and in 2008, he appeared on the reality TV show CelebAir in which he placed third.

Chico replaced the injured Chesney Hawkes on the seventh series of Dancing on Ice.

Chico is now married to Daniyela Rakic, sister of 2008 and 2009 Wimbledon Men’s Doubles Champion Nenad Zimonjić. Chico and Daniyela have a daughter named Lalla-Khira and a son Zacharia.

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Updated: Sunday 15 January 2012