Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Alexandra Burke reveals former contestants made SHOCK snub

Strictly Come Dancing 2017: Alexandra Burke reveals former contestants made SHOCK snub

The 29-year-old X Factor singer has persistently smashed ratings on the BBC competition with her professional dance partner Gorka Marquez, 27, continuing to wow judges with her natural ability and show-stopping dance numbers. 

Now, the star has revealed that while this year’s contestants have become as close as a real “family”, some former contestants have made the decision to distance themselves from the group. 

Speaking to RadioTimes magazine, she admitted: “The Strictly class of 2017 – and I realise this is cheesy – really is like a family. 

“We’ve all become incredibly close and when we’re not together on a Friday and Saturday, we chat incessantly on our WhatsApp group.”

She added: “And although a few people have left us after they left the show – which I understand, because there are a lot of messages constantly coming through – I can’t imagine not speaking to everyone else every day.”

Alexandra also joked that she hopes her role in the dynamic is a “positive” one, rather than being the “annoying little sister” of the group. 

The performer’s latest sizzler was the first Argentine Tango of this year’s series, which saw the couple manage to nail almost every intricate dance move.

It turned out that Alexandra and Gorka were awarded some behind-the-scenes help however, as former pro Vincent Simone, 38, choreographed the racy routine himself.

The dancer is famous for his Argentine Tango performances, and brought his signature style to the contestant’s routine, as well as filling it with complex segments to impress the increasingly hard-to-please judges.

Read the full interview in the latest issue of Radio Times magazine, out now.

Strictly Come Dancing continues Saturday at 6.45pm on BBC One.

Published at Tue, 14 Nov 2017 00:01:00 +0000

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