By Rebecca Morley

Destiny Michelle is not your average civvy.

The multi-award-winning singer and tribute artist from London stars as a judge on BBC talent show All Together Now but also boasts a 16-year service in HM Royal Marines Band Service and later the Royal Military Police.

During this time, she performed solo shows off duty and high profiled performances for the Royal Family and Members of State on duty. You can hear Destiny sing one of Whitney Houston's greatest hits live on Forces Radio BFBS below.

The talent show will mark the 21st year that she has appeared on our screens on the BBC and worldwide since she first sang for Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness Prince Philip at the Edinburgh Military Tattoo and The Royal Albert Hall.

In an interview with Forces Radio BFBS, Destiny recalled how a karaoke evening led to her first show in front of the Royals. 

“I was doing this karaoke evening that we had… They saw me singing and they were like “ah, who’s this person?"

"They got to find out who I was and then next thing I know there I was in front of millions on TV as well as in Edinburgh Tattoo singing for Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip."

“I’ve been very, very lucky, I kind of say be in the right place at the right time, but at the same time obviously I’ve got to have the talent as well.

"Since that day I’ve just been all over the world with the Marines and then I joined the military police, and yeah, been all over.”

WATCH Destiny perform Whitney Houston's 'I Have Nothing' live on Forces Radio BFBS

On All Together Now Destiny will be part of ‘The 100’, a panel of 100 music experts and performers from across the UK, headed up by former Spice Girl Geri Horner.

The winner of the show wins a £50,000 prize. Speaking about the show, Destiny said:

“All Together Now is a great Saturday night family fun show full of talent. I've had such a blast being a part of it that I am sure everyone will watch and love it. I am very proud to call myself one of The 100.”

Along with singing and dancing, Destiny plays 16 instruments and has performed all over the world, including arena tours with Take That.

Destiny has performed at opening and closing ceremonies for the Olympics, Paralympics, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and Pan American Games.

This year, she also has an overseas tour as well as performances at The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and Paralympics.

Pictures: Destiny Michelle

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