Who is Josh Ginnelly? Strictly Come Dancing star Alexandra Burke’s boyfriend who’s been dating her since 2016


ALEXANDRA Burke is riding high at the moment thanks to her stint on Strictly Come Dancing where she has so far performed very well.

But just who is the man by her side as fights for the Glitterball? We take a look at her boyfriend Josh Ginnelly…

 Josh Ginnelly is Alexandra Burke's boyfriend

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Josh Ginnelly is Alexandra Burke’s boyfriend

Who is Josh Ginnelly?

Josh is the boyfriend of singer Alexandra Burke.

The couple started dating in April 2016.

They have inseparable ever since and are often posting loved up pictures on Instagram.

What does Alexandra’s boyfriend Josh think about her relationship with her Strictly partner Gorka Marquez?

Josh doesn’t mind Alex getting up close and personal with Gorka Marquez on Strictly Come Dancing because he’s used to seeing her kiss other men.

The singer admitted Josh doesn’t bat an eyelid during their raunchy routines on the hit show because he’s used to seeing her kiss two men a night in her theatre show Sister Act.

Speaking to the Radio Times magazine, she said: “Gorka is a brilliant teacher and probably one of the only people I’ve met with more energy that me. We trained 10 hours a day for the paso and doing him proud meant everything to me.

“It’s a good thing that my boyfriend is used to seeing me on stage with other men – when I first met him I was kissing two guys a night in ‘Sister Act’ – because I hope Gorka and I get the chance to dance many, many more [weeks].”

 The pair have been dating since 2016

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The pair have been dating since 2016

Who is Alexandra Burke?

Alexandra Burke is a 28-year-old singer and actress, who shot to fame after winning The X Factor in 2008.

The pop star was born in Islington, London, and her mother was Melissa Bell, one member of the 90s R’n’B band Soul II Soul.

Sadly, Alexandra announced her mum had died aged 53, just hours after she made her Strictly debut at the official launch.

One of four children, Alexandra began dance classes from a young age and sang from five, before entering TV talent show Star For A Night at the age of 12 coming runner-up to a young Joss Stone.

After her GCSEs Alexandra left school to pursue a music industry career and started gigging and touring with the charity band Young Voices.

She auditioned for the 2005 series of The X Factor, which was won by Shayne Ward, but was ultimately deemed too young to get through to the live shows.

She went away for three years before returning for the fifth series in 2008 and wowing with her soulful voice.

 They are often posting loved-up pictures

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They are often posting loved-up pictures

Who else has Alexandra dated?

In 2012, Alexandra dated footie star Jermaine Defoe for a few months before she found out he’d cheated on her with a model Laura Brown.

She then went out with another footballer, goalie Dominique Jean-Zephirin, for a year.

Since then Alexandra has not had any high profile romances, but in 2015 she had a very public dalliance with a man called Louis on Channel 4’s First Dates.

The star took part in the Stand Up To Cancer charity edition of the show and then went on a second date with Louis, but nothing more seems to have come of it.

Alexandra Burke wows with Paso Doble on Strictly Come Dancing

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