Alexandra Burke left with cut lip after Strictly rehearsal went wrong

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 6 October 2017
Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke was left with a "cut lip" after she bumped heads with her professional dancing partner Gorka Márquez during a rehearsal for 'Strictly Come Dancing'

Alexandra Burke was left with a "cut lip" after she bumped heads with Gorka Márquez during a dress rehearsal for 'Strictly Come Dancing'.

The 29-year-old singer was rehearsing her Pasa Doble with her professional partner ahead of the latin and ballroom show and the pair managed to knock into each other, causing Alexandra to injure her lip.

Speaking to Zoë Ball on 'Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two', she shared: "In the dress run, not many people know this, but we really did butt heads. I was left with a massive cut lip. We were that into it! We were so passionate into doing just the dress run because we had our clothes on. Well, not so much me!"

However, their performance on the night went off without a hitch and they managed a huge score of 36 points.

It comes after Alexandra insisted her boyfriend Josh Ginnelly doesn't mind her getting up close and personal with Gorka on 'Strictly' because he's used to seeing her kiss other men.

She shared: "Gorka is a brilliant teacher and probably one of the only people I've met with more energy that me. We trained 10 hours a day for the paso and doing him proud meant everything to me.

"It's a good thing that my boyfriend is used to seeing me on stage with other men - when I first met him I was kissing two guys a night in 'Sister Act' - because I hope Gorka and I get the chance to dance many, many more [weeks]."

And it's not just Gorka that Alexandra wants to make proud as she wants to do well by her late mother Melissa Bell, who died in August aged just 53.

She said recently: "My being on the show was a dream of hers, as well as mine, so doing the best I can on Strictly means a lot to me. My mum was my biggest critic. And she has turned me into a perfectionist; everything I do is for her. So when I step on to that dance floor on Saturday night I want to do the best I can and make her proud."

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