Peter Andre defends Alexandra Burke following Strictly Come Dancing backlash

Peter Andre and Alexandra Burke

by Alex Ross |
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Alexandra Burke has received harsh comments following her Strictly stint

Former X Factor** **winner Alexandra Burke has had a tough time on Strictly Come Dancing over the last few weeks. Not only has she found herself in the bottom two for two weeks running, Alexandra has received some harsh criticism from online trolls.

Despite tragically losing her mum just days before the Strictly launch show, Alexandra continued on the show to make her proud. Since then it has been reported that Alexandra is a 'diva', giving viewers a negative impression of the singer.

Check out: 11 celebrity women guilty of finding love with lawbreakers...


11 celebrity women guilty of finding love with lawbreakers (Slider)

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Ferne McCann and Arthur Collins

Ferne might be one of our TOWIE favourites, but the gorgeous Essex girl has been very unlucky in love. Her relationship with Charlie Sims played out spectacularly while she was on TOWIE, and during her time on Celebs Go Dating she never met anyone who she was interested in.However, just days after publically talking about her plans to marry her now-boyfriend Arthur Collins, the police have issued an appeal to find him in connection to an acid attack at a club in London over the bank holiday weekend.

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Gemma Collins and Stephen Mortimer

Gemma and Stephen had an on-and-off relationship. He spent two years in prison for grievous bodily harm, and during Gemma's stint in Celebrity Big Brother in 2016, he was back in prison for allegedly breaching his license terms.When she left the house, she also had to face rumours that he had cheated on her numerous times.

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Kerry Katona and George Kay

Kerry and George have had a tumultuous relationship, and although they called it quits in 2015, the couple decided to rekindle their relationship in August 2016.However, during the time of their marriage breakdown George was allegedly detained for assault and unlawful possession of a taser. He also previously served a three-year prison sentence for blackmail.

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Mel B and Stephen Belafonte

Earlier this year, Mel B filed for divorce from her husband of ten years, Stephen Belafonte. The couple share 5-year-old daughter, Madison, but in the leaked papers Mel cites irreconcilable differences as grounds for divorce.Since then, it has come to light that Mel made many allegations against the film producer, including that he was reportedly physically and verbally abusive throughout their marriage.

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Lauren Goodger and Joey Morrison

Lauren has received a lot of bad press about the men she has dated. When she first appeared on TOWIE, she had been dating Mark Wright for the best part of eight years before they went their separate ways.Lauren then went on to date Jake McLean for four years, but now she is seeing Joey Morrison. He's a friend of a friend who is currently serving time in prison for violent drugs-related charges, and he is expected to be released later this year.

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Steph Davis and Jeremy McConnell

Steph and Jeremy had an on-off relationship for the best part of 2016 after meeting in the Celebrity Big Brother house.When Steph announced she was pregnant, Jeremy refused to believe he was the father and throughout the pregnancy she was determined to raise her baby on her own.However, when Caben-Albi was born Jeremy stepped up and appeared to be trying to make up for lost time. The couple reunited, but shortly afterwards reports swirled that Jeremy had been arrested on suspicion of assault.Before the news broke, Steph had shared a picture of her bruised body on Snapchat, prompting fans to believe she may have been the victim. Jeremy denied any wrongdoing and is now in rehab dealing with his demons. Steph has confirmed she'll be there for him when he gets out.

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Daniella Westbrook and Tom Richards

Daniella and Tom dated cage fighter Tom Richards, and they even got engaged before the relationship broke down in 2015.Following their break-up, Daniella claimed that Tom had violently attacked her although the charges were eventually dropped.

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Chantelle Houghton and Alex Reid

Chantelle was engaged to Katie Price's ex, Alex Reid, and the former couple share 4-year-old daughter, Dolly.But just weeks after Chantelle gave birth, cage fighter Alex was arrested on suspicion of causing criminal damage to the couple's Brentwood home and the pair split shortly after.

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Katie Price and Leandro Penna

Katie and Leandro met at an Oscars party in 2011 and started dating soon after, even getting engaged for six months before the relationship ended.Although he appeared to have a squeaky clean image, in 2013 Leandro was accused of assault after a disagreement at a party in London hinting that Katie's ex was more of a bad boy than anyone initially thought.

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Amy Childs and Bradley Wright

Amy is expecting her first child with boyfriend, Bradley Wright. He already has a daughter from a previous relationship, but Amy has been with him for two years now.Bradley has previously spent time in prison serving sentences for burglary, handling stolen goods and driving offences.

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Cara Kilby and Daniel Harris

Cara Kilby only had a brief stint on TOWIE, but she was a firm favourite with viewers.Her boyfriend, Daniel, was sentenced to two years in prison after being accussed of leading a gang that sold drugs across London. He is due for release in the next few weeks.

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Alexandra's friend Peter Andre has now posted a message to remind the public just how great she is. Sharing a photo of Alexandra and her Strictly partner Gorka Marquez, Peter wrote, "@alexandramusic is one hell of a dancer, a fantastic singer and a great performer.

"Cut her some slack. Showing your feelings doesn’t make you fake. Sorry just thought I’d say that :) Have a great day."

Peter's supportive message comes after Alexandra felt the need to publicly defend herselfearlier this week. Clearly annoyed at the negativity surrounding her, Alexandra denied any meltdown after the weekend's show.

She wrote, 'Because it’s really hard to read lies. I have to say something... after the show on the weekend I actually WASN’T in the green room. I was in the physio room treating an injury and then went home. NO meltdown... just happy that we made it through another week xx'

Alexandra also posted a message of thanks to her fans, thanking them for their support throughout the competition.

Sharing a photo of herself and Gorka, she wrote, "Thank you so much to everyone who has supported @gorkamarquez1 & I. Your kind messages mean the world to us ❤.

"Being in the dance off was horrible but we are so happy to have made it to the semi finals! Can’t wait to dance again on Saturday & continue this amazing journey xxx"

With only five pairs left on the popular dancing show, the pressure is heating up, with each celebrity set to perform not one, but two dances on this weekend's show.

Alexandra has revealed to her fans on Twitter just how hard she's finding it learning two dances in a week.

She wrote, "Literally feeling so broken after today’s rehearsal ... 2 dances and my brain is fried !!! Lol 😂"

**The celebrities still left in the competition include: **

Alexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez

Gemma Atkinson and Aljaz Skorjanec

Mollie King and AJ Pritchard

Debbie McGee and Giovanni Pernice

Joe McFadden and Katya Jones

The songs and dances for this weekend's semi-final have been revealed. Alexandra and Gorka will perform a Viennese Waltz and a Salsa. Debbie and Giovanni will perform a Jive and a Foxtrot. Gemma and Aljaz will perform a Tango and a Rumba, with Mollie and AJ giving their best Samba and Waltz.

Finally Joe and Katya will be performing an American Smooth and an Argentine Tango.

We can't wait!

The semi-final of Strictly Come Dancing will take place on Saturday and Sunday on BBC.


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