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Alexandra Burke has said 'lies' about her diva behaviour on Strictly are "mentally taking its toll"

She made the comments following reports of an onset meltdown.

ALEXANDRA BURKE HAS accused a newspaper reporter ‘publishing lies’ about her in relation to her time on Strictly Come Dancing.

Since the competition began, Alexandra has been dogged by claims that she is a diva on set, with reports that she was cold to fellow competitor Gemma Atkinson as she got close to her dance partner Gorka Marquez.

Now, after it was claimed that the X-Factor winner had a ‘meltdown’ during last Sunday’s show – in which she found herself in the dance-off – she’s taken to Twitter to defend herself.

Tweet by @Alexandra Burke Source: Alexandra Burke/Twitter

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.”

The singer followed up her tweet with a message to The Sun’s showbiz editor Dan Wootton:

Tweet by @Alexandra Burke Source: Alexandra Burke/Twitter

I’m finding it very hard to read all the lies you have published about me. I’ve tried my best to just be strong and brush it all off but mentally it’s taking its toll.”
It hurts so much to read yet another fake story when all I want to do is enjoy this journey on Strictly.”

According to a source close to The Sun, Burke was said to be “bickering” with Marquez as he attempted to give her some words of advice ahead of competing against Davood Ghadami.

Dan has responded himself, saying:

Hi Alex, we worked closely together for many years so you should know that I’d NEVER write fake news. You can be difficult. Nothing wrong with that. So can I.
But these stories are coming from people backstage and on Strictly unprompted to my team. Good luck on Saturday.”

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