Alexandra Burke was one of the first Strictly Come Dancing contestants to score three tens [Getty]
Strictly’s Alexandra Burke is judge favourite and it’s now being claimed the show is ”fixed”, as her previous professional relationship with Craig Revel Horwood is revealed.
The 29 year old, who received a whopping 39 points for her last dance on the show, was coached by the judge for her role in musical Sister Act.
Soon after the reports emerged viewers voiced their anger, raising concerns about bias.
Gorka Marquez and Alexandra Burke are making waves as dance partners [Gorka Marquez/ Instagram]
One outraged viewer tweeted: ”Should Judge Craig b telling everyone what brilliant dancer Alexandra Burke is given he choreographed her for a year in Sister Act.”
”Didn’t Craig choreograph the musical Sister Act not long ago? With Alexandra Burke in role? So another clear dancer. #scd #Strictly”, a second noted.
Another vented: ”I wonder if Alexandra, who starred in a West End show choreographed by Craig, will make it through. *mugs to camera*.”
Strictly Come Dancing: Alexandra Burke broke down in tears over her impressive score [BBC]
Craig mentored Alexandra to prepare for her Sister Act role [ITV]
Alexandra and partner Gorka Marquez performed a stunning jive to Proud Mary and the judging panel handed out top scores.
Giving a rare seal of approval, notoriously strict Craig told her: ”I have no idea where all that came from darling.”
”You were out there dancing to split the atom, my goodness you created a nuclear reaction. Incredible.”
Alexandra Burke broke down over her late mum in emotional moment [BBC]
However, as Alexandra received her score for the energetic routine, the singer broke down in tears over the tragic passing of her mum, Soul II Soul singer, Melissa Bell at the end of August.
Sobbing to presenter, Claudia Winkleman, and dance partner, Gorka, the former The X Factor star cried: “I just wish my mum was here, I really do.”
Strictly Come Dancing continues on Sunday at 7:30pm on BBC One.