What is Alexandra Burke’s net worth and who is she dating? – The Sun

ALEXANDRA Burke has been a household name since she won The X Factor in 2008.

The star had a stint on Strictly Come Dancing 2017 and X Factor: All Stars in 2019. She'll be taking on the Bake Off tent in The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer.

What has Alexandra Burke done since the X Factor?

After releasing hit singles Bad Boys, Broken Heels and Start Without You from her two albums, as well as acting as model and ambassador for huge brands, Alexandra's fame peaked.

She quickly changed tack by taking acting classes, and after leaving her label in 2013, she turned her attention fully to stage performing.

The singer took huge roles in The Bodyguard and Sister Act The Musical.

Who is Alexandra Burke dating?

It is thought that Alexandra Burke is single, after she split from footballer Angus MacDonald in October 2020.

She dated the Hull City defender for 15 months before splitting and deleting all pictures of her ex from social media.

A source said:  "Alexandra and Angus both have busy careers and it's been hard to see each other during lockdown."

Before that, Alexandra started dating Josh Ginnelly in April 2016.

Early in 2018, Alexandra confirmed she and Josh were engaged to be married.

She confirmed to her social media followers that Josh had popped the question during a romantic trip to Paris on December 18, 2018, writing:

"Smiling as I type this because it was the best day ever in Paris and so unexpected.

"My soul mate and my love asked me something that I could only have dreamt of. Being in love is one of the most magical feelings life has to offer.

"So grateful for this amazing man in my life who has supported my family and I through so much."

However, just months later in June 2019 the singer set tongues wagging after deleting all traces of Josh on her social media.

Prior to her failed engagement and relationship with Angus, Alexandra dated footie star Jermaine Defoe for a few months back in 2012 before she found out he'd cheated on her with a model Laura Brown.

She then went out with another footballer, goalie Dominique Jean-Zephirin, for a year.

How did Alexandra Burke become famous and what is her background?

Alexandra Burke is a 32-year-old singer and actress, who shot to fame after winning The X Factor in 2008.

The pop star was born in Islington, London, and her mother was Melissa Bell, one member of the 90s R'n'B band Soul II Soul.

Sadly, on August 29, 2017, Alexandra announced her mum had died aged 53, just hours after she made her Strictly debut at the official launch.

One of four children, Alexandra began dance classes from a young age and sang from five, before entering TV talent show Star For A Night at the age of 12 coming runner-up to a young Joss Stone.

After her GCSEs, Alexandra left school to pursue a music industry career and started gigging and touring with the charity band Young Voices.

She auditioned for the 2005 series of The X Factor, which was won by Shayne Ward but was ultimately deemed too young to get through to the live shows.

She went away for three years before returning for the fifth series in 2008 and wowing with her soulful voice.

After being mentored by Cheryl Cole she eventually won the show, beating boy band JLS and becoming propelled to fame.

Memorably, she performed with her idol Beyonce in the final, which no doubt helped her case with voters.

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