Strictly Come Dancing's Alexandra Burke vows 'not to cry again'

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Alexandra Burke has vowed never to cry on Strictly again after complaints from viewers.

On Twitter, some fans of the BBC One series have accused the singer of 'fake tears' during the live shows.


It's left former X Factor winner Alexandra Burke feeling "so self-conscious" of her emotions.

She told the Radio Times magazine this week: “My joy and my tears were 100% genuine – however much people said they were fake.

“But now I’m so self-conscious, I try not to react at all as people say, ‘Oh, look, here are the fake tears again.’ I feel I’ve got to lock my emotions away.”

Alexandra previously denied the suggestions her tears were fake, opening up about her mum's sad passing just before the show.

She told The Sun newspaper: “Every time I show an ounce of emotion, I think people forget what I’m going through mentally.

“I’ve wanted to do this show. I had the option of coming out of it but I chose to stay in to do it for my mum. And I think she’d be very upset if I’d taken myself out of it.”


“It’s so hurtful — so, so hurtful. It has made me cry and it has made me get really upset.”

While some people are being mean, others are rallying around Alexandra.

They include singer Eoghan Quigg who finished third on The X Factor in 2008, behind Alexandra who won the series.

He said of the 'hate' aimed towards Alexandra: "I honestly don't know what the craic is. Alex is a really thoughtful person.

"We always really got on. She was always on the ball. She gave 110 percent. Of course, she's going to be nervous. She's on prime-time TV!"

Speaking to heat magazine, Eoghan tipped Alexandra to win the series.


"If it's down to raw natural talent, then she wins hands down for me. What you see is what you get with Alex," he praised. "I hope people realise that she's a really nice, down to earth girl."

Strictly Come Dancing continues this Saturday and Sunday night on BBC One.

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