Simon Cowell bagged Burke bag
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 August 2009
Alexandra Burke had been waiting months for the £7,000 Chanel handbag Simon Cowell bought her for her birthday
Simon Cowell jumped a waiting list to get Alexandra Burke's birthday present.
The 'X Factor' judge was determined to buy Alexandra - who found fame after winning the UK TV talent show last year - her dream gift, and knew she had her eyes on a padded black Chanel handbag.
The £7,000 accessory has a year-long waiting list, but Simon managed to charm his way to the top.
Alexandra, who turned 21 on Tuesday (25.08.09), was speechless when presented with the gift.
A source said: "Alex was in tears. Simon called in a few favours to make her day extra special. Things just couldn't be better for her."
The other 'X Factor' judges - Cheryl Cole, who was Alexandra's mentor on the show, and Dannii Minogue - also splashed out on lavish gifts for the singer.
Cheryl treated her to a £5,000 holiday at the Constance Lemuria resort in the Seychelles, while Dannii gave her a grey Tabitha bag.
Alexandra scored the Christmas number one in the UK singles chart after appearing on the show, with her cover of 'Hallelujah'.
Her new single 'Bad Boys', which features rapper Flo Rida, is out on October 12.