Born with stars in her eyes, Burke was just five years old when she started singing, and by the age of 12 she was runner-up on Jane McDonald’s TV Show - Star for a Night.

Later the X Factor beckoned, after missing out on the finals in 2005, it was second time lucky for Alexandra. In 2008, following her epic duet with Beyonce, she was crowned X Factor winner and went on to sell over 4 million records, in the UK alone, making her one of the show’s most successful stars.

On her X Factor journey Alexandra said “It is tough when you are rejected like that and it takes a lot of courage to go back and put yourself through it again.”

In 2014, it was time to tread the boards in London’s West End show, The Bodyguard, the role paved the way for further success as a musical theatre star. Alexandra is currently juggling her stint on Strictly with the lead in Sister Act, a show directed and choreographed by our very own Craig Revel Horwood.

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Alexandra will be taking part in the fifteenth series of Strictly and is partnered with Gorka Marquez

Strictly Come Dancing

Week Dance Song Judges scores TotalLeaderboard
1 Waltz (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman 5 6 6 7 24 5th (15)
2 Paso doble Ven A Bailar 9 9 9 9 36 3rd (15)
3 American Smooth Wouldn't It Be Loverly 8 8 8 9 33 2nd (14)
4 Jive Proud Mary 9 10 10 10 39 1st (13)
5 Samba Shape Of You - (12)

*Bruno Tonioli was away for Week 5 and only Craig, Darcey and Shirley scored the dances.

Week 4 - Jive

Week 3 - American Smooth




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