Whilst Alexandra Burke has been wowing viewers by making her way to the top of the leaderboard almost every week in Strictly, she has also been having a hard time of trying to quash rumours about her ‘turbulant’ relationship with dance partner Gorka.
A source claimed a few weeks back that the pair were ‘at war’, as Alexandra had her sights set on winning the Strictly trophy, with Gorka having more important things on his mind.
It was reported that Gorka and fellow contestant Gemma Atksinson were meeting up after rehearsals and even going out in a twosome after Saturday’s live shows.
Gorka admitted that Gemma was “beautiful”, before commenting on Alexandra’s behaviour towards him. “She shouts more to me than I shout at her. She brings the beast out of me.” he said.
Alexandra also caused speculation after admitting she could have a fiery temper towards Gorka: “He’s scared of me. ” she said. “There was one time that he stopped mid-dance and I shouted and I screamed at him saying, ‘You are meant to be a pro, don’t ever stop’. He was like, ‘Whooah, OK girl. I will never stop again’.”
In recent weeks, rumours were flying around that Gorka and Gemma had been having a secret romance behind-the-scenes, reportedly leaving Alexandra furious that it may damage her chances of winning.
However, Alexandra has since aimed to put a stop to rumours, stating that herself and Gorka have a very “special connection” and are even spending time together out of the rehearsal room.
In an interview with the Radio Times, she said: “There have been stories in the newspapers that we’ve fallen out, which are just ridiculous. We are such close friends, I honestly don’t think I’ve ever had a connection with someone like this before.