Is X Factor star Alexandra Burke's new boyfriend Jermain Defoe?!

Alexandra Burke

X Factor winner Alexandra Burke is reportedly dating England football star Jermain Defoe, with the pair having been dating for the past couple of weeks.

Despite being friends for "several years", Tottenham player Jermain only made his move last month, The Sun reports today.

The pair were spotted hand-in-hand last night on their first public date at London's posh Landmark Hotel.

Sources told the newspaper however that Jermain was getting some stick from his teammates about the relationship.

"She's a big personality and more than a match for him. A few of the lads have been winding him up at training about it," the insider said.

They went on to reveal: "They had been in touch for a while, and one thing just led to another. Alexandra had been playing hard to get and a lot of flirting was going on. She finally gave in the other week and they took things further.

"They are both really happy and looking forward to meeting up more often when she comes off her UK tour."

In unrelated news, Alexandra Burke releases her new single Elephant later this month.

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