Strictly Come Dancing: Alexandra Burke reveals truth over Gorka Márquez argument claims: Alexandra Burke set the record straight about the rumours that she and Gorka got involved in an argument [BBC]
It was alleged that the couple have been at each other’s throats during their time on Strictly Come Dancing together.
However, the former X Factor winner insisted that reports were false and that they are actually closer than ever.
Recalling how a funny anecdote between the pair was turned into something completely different, the singer explained to The Metro: “At the Pride Of Britain we were doing an interview on the red carpet and we were talking about how one time we were dancing, and I was doing the jive and I made one mistake but I carried on.
“And Gorka just stopped and went: ‘The timing!’ but I kept on going and he stopped and I went: ‘Why are you stopping, still flicking and kicking?’ And then he burst out laughing and I burst out laughing and he was ‘Why did you carry on?’ and I told him: ‘Because you always told me never to stop’.”
Strictly Come Dancing: Alexandra Burke reveals truth over Gorka Márquez argument claims: The star insisted that her story about Gorka was taken out of context [BBC]
Strictly Come Dancing: Alexandra Burke reveals truth over Gorka Márquez argument claims: Alex explained how the pair were joking about their routine [BBC]
However, despite explaining that it was all in jest, Alexandra revealed that she was shocked at how the story was turned into something else.
“It was so funny, we explained that story but then they turned it around to say that we were having a row, and we looked at the paper and we were just like, ‘When did we say we’re arguing when we’ve never argued?’
Admitting that they found the rumours hurtful to read, Alexandra added: “I didn’t even know what to say to Gorka because that was his first red carpet with a partner and the backlash we got was horrendous.
“We were both reading it thinking it was really hurtful because we’d shared a really funny intimate moment and they turned it into something that was so horrible to read, and of course some people believe what they read.”
Strictly Come Dancing: Alexandra Burke reveals truth over Gorka Márquez argument claims: Alexandra insisted that she and Gorka get on really well [Wenn]
Believing that it was important to set the record straight, Alexandra insisted: “But we’ve had a chance to explain what that was about and show people that we get along.
“We know what the truth is, we know what our reality is, that we’re having the best time, got a great relationship and that’s what matters.”
Meanwhile, the couple sparked a frenzy with their appearance on It Takes Two after Alexandra appeared to make a move on Gorka when she tried to demonstrate how close she was going to get to Gorka during their Argentine Tango.
As a VT showing the couple rehearsing the argentine tango played out on screen, Alexandra Burke admitted: “It’s intense. I’m not going to lie.
“It’s probably going to be the most intense one we’ll do and for me the hardest and the most challenging one that we’ve done so far.”
Strictly Come Dancing: Alexandra Burke reveals truth over Gorka Márquez argument claims: The star admitted that she and Gorka were hurt by what happened [Wenn]
Revealing just how intense it’s going to be, Alexandra got a hold of Gorka’s face and brought it very close to hers as she said: “Literally we’re going to be here.”
Shocked by the unexpected move, Zoe declared that she thought the couple were going to kiss on screen.
Strictly Come Dancing continues on BBC One at 6.45pm.