Strictly's Alexandra Burke gets "so intimate" with Gorka Marquez

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Alexandra Burke has revealed she's been getting closer than expected to Gorka Marquez on Strictly Come Dancing.

But The X Factor singer and West End star insists it's just "acting".

Alexandra Burke impressed again in last Saturday's Strictly Come Dancing 2017 live show.

Alexandra and Gorka had the first ever Argentine Tango of this year's Strictly, dancing to Mi Confession by Gotan Project.

The performance won a lot of praise from the judges, with Craig Revel Horwood raving: "You never cease to amaze me, that was incredible."

Alexandra Burke, Gorka Marquez
Alexandra Burke, Gorka Marquez

And head judge Shirley Ballas declared: "I felt like I was transported to a nightclub where there was just the two of you - nobody else watching - just you in your own space where you connected with one another. I thought it was superb."

Opening up about the dance, Alexandra admitted she and Gorka got VERY close.

"For the Argentine tango, we had to be nose to nose. Our lips touched!" she exclaimed.

However Alexandra insisted it was all innocent: "That, for me, is nothing because I've done acting before - but it's so intimate, if there was an issue, trust me!

"I love dancing with him and I've made a friend for life," she told OK! magazine.

Meanwhile, Alexandra rubbished claims of backstage rows between the pair.

"We did a red carpet interview and we were talking about how, one time, I was doing the jive and I made a mistake," she explained of how the rumours started. "He just stopped and went, 'The timing!'

Gorka Marquez, Alexandra Burke
Gorka Marquez, Alexandra Burke

"I was like, 'Why are you stopping? I'm still kicking and flicking!'

"It was so funny and they turned it into us having a row," she said.

Strictly Come Dancing returns Saturday night with the Blackpool special.

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