Alexandra Burke

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Pretty Red Dress review – big-hearted music drama dresses to impress
London film festival: Terrific performances from Natey Jones, Alexandra Burke and Temilola Olatunbosun match this tender drama about masculinity

Peter Bradshaw

09, Oct, 2022 @7:45 PM

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Alexandra Burke: ‘I got asked to bleach my skin after X Factor’
Her career has taken her from pop success to Strictly and the stage. She discusses the pain of racist comments, the joy of duetting with Beyoncé – and the enduring influence of her late mother

Arifa Akbar

09, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The good, the bad and Harry Styles: X Factor’s most memorable entrants
As ITV confirms it has no plans for a new series, we take a look back at some of the characters that the show foisted on the world

Kevin Rawlinson

29, Jul, 2021 @5:54 PM

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Meghan and Harry draw praise and vitriol after Oprah Winfrey interview
Analysis: the divides were as deep as they were predictable manifestations of a culture war

Archie Bland

08, Mar, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Alexandra Burke says music industry told her to bleach her skin
X Factor star also says she was told not to wear braids in order to appeal to a white audience

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Jun, 2020 @3:22 PM

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Beyoncé: 10 of the best deep cuts, rarities and Bey-sides
As the superstar returns to the UK, here’s a sample of her lesser-known hits, featuring Solange and Dixie Chicks – plus how Lemonade changed the game

Claudia Rankine and Sam Wolfson

16, Jun, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Chess review – Benny and Björn's cold war musical no match for tiddlywinks
Even Alexandra Burke can’t save this lumbering story told with tracks by the Abba songwriters

Lyn Gardner

02, May, 2018 @2:07 PM

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Too big for her boots? Alexandra Burke’s confidence should be feted | Rebecca Nicholson
Her Strictly performances were exceptional but the British public’s love of an underdog did her no favours. More’s the pity

Rebecca Nicholson

18, Mar, 2018 @6:02 AM

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Alexandra Burke: The Truth Is review – efficient power balladry with West End touches

Rachel Aroesti

09, Mar, 2018 @11:00 AM

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Selfies! Smoking! Snogging! Why pop stars love a house party
From Beastie Boys to Beyoncé, we explore music videos’ enduring obsession with red cups and riotous shower scenes

Michael Cragg

30, Jan, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Strictly Come Dancing and racial prejudice | Letters
Letters: Tim Bale thinks more research is needed before deciding whether ethnicity affects a contestant’s chance of winning, Sue Boulding says some took against Alexandra Burke because they thought she had an unfair head start, while Alex More points to the expected success of Anthony Joshua in another public vote


17, Dec, 2017 @6:45 PM

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Strictly crowns Katya Jones and Joe McFadden in a sea of schmaltz
It was a sparkling sugar-rush of nerves for the BBC Strictly Come Dancing final, a culmination of the winning formula of fake tan, sequins and a little controversy

Barbara Ellen

17, Dec, 2017 @8:12 AM

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