Alexandra Burke's X Factor stress

Alexandra Burke admits her 'X Factor' judging stint was the ''most stressful time ever'', as she was only asked to fill in for Kelly Rowland three hours before she went on air

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Alexandra Burke at the launch of the BBC Children In Need Celebrity Style Challenge

Alexandra Burke at the launch of the BBC Children In Need Celebrity Style Challenge

Alexandra Burke admits her 'X Factor' judging stint was the "most stressful time ever".

The 'Bad Boys' hitmaker - who won the ITV1 show in 2008 and then returned to stand in for Kelly Rowland when she was struck down with a throat infection two weeks ago - explained while it was an honour to impart her wisdom on to the current hopefuls, she found the experience "nerve-wracking".

She exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "It was good fun. Very nerve-wracking though, I only got called three hours before it went live on air and it was the most stressful time ever.

"But I absolutely had the most amazing time."

The 23-year-old singer thinks she was in a good position to give advice to the show's budding stars - including Misha B, Little Mix and Kitty Brucknell - as she knows what it's like to stand on the 'X Factor' stage and be judged.

Speaking at the launch of BBC Children In Need Celebrity Style Challenge at Debenhams department store on London's Oxford Street, Alexandra added: "It was actually an honour to be able to be on the other side and give my honest opinion and constructive criticism.

"I've been in their shoes, I know how they feel. I'd do it all again."

All designs from the BBC Children in Need Celebrity Style Challenge are available to buy from selected Debenhams stores and online at www.debenhams.com from November 10. The designs are a fantastic partnership and all the products being sold will raise money for BBC Children in Need. To find out more about the challenge visit www.bbc.com/pudsey

Alexandra Burke

Former X Factor winner struts her dance pop stuff.

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