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Alexandra Burke and Gemma Atkinson head to Strictly show

She kept everyone guessing about her engagement news during her getaway to Thailand.

And Alexandra Burke was seemingly shy once again when she hid her hand on the way to the Strictly Come Dancing live show, in Manchester on Sunday. 

The Strictly finalist, 29, playfully slipped her left hand, which boasts of a generous sized diamond sparkler, into the pocket of her padded jacket.

Burke to being coy? Newly-engaged Alexandra playfully hid her HUGE ring as she joined Gemma Atkinson on way to Manchester’s Strictly live show on Sunday

Beaming Alexandra cut a trendy figure in distressed jeans, torn at the knee, worn with a slim-fit black jumper.

Yet to put on her sky-scraper stilettos for her show-stopping dances, the songstress sashayed down the street in her comfortable trainers.

Hot on her heels was Gemma Atkinson, 33, who sported her gym sweats for the ultimate comfort while she wheeled her suitcase behind her.

Hot on her heels! Gemma Atkinson, 33, who sported her gym sweats for the ultimate comfort while she wheeled her suitcase behind her

Hot on her heels! Gemma Atkinson, 33, who sported her gym sweats for the ultimate comfort while she wheeled her suitcase behind her

Debbie McGee, 59, kept up her trademark glamorous image with her cream scarf wrapped around her neck to contrast with her all-black ensemble.

Professional dancer Kevin Clifton, 35, stepped out with a broad smile on his face in defiance of reports that claim his marriage with co-star Karen is on the rocks.

Whereas former Strictly champion Ore Oduba, 32, looked downcast when he stepped out in his stylish bomber jacket after he was missing his newborn baby.

Age-defying: Debbie McGee, 59, kept up her trademark glamorous image with her cream scarf wrapped around her neck to contrast with her all-black ensemble

Age-defying: Debbie McGee, 59, kept up her trademark glamorous image with her cream scarf wrapped around her neck to contrast with her all-black ensemble

The sports presenter became a dad for the first time when his wife Portia gave birth to their son Roman just days before he was whisked away on the Strictly tour. 

Professional dancers Aljaz Skorjanec and Giovanni Pernice, both 27, were quick to get their coffee fix as they headed to the venue together.

Judge Craig Revel Horwood, 53, braved the cold in his neon orange padded jacket while he puffed on a cigarette.

What a man: Professional dancer Kevin Clifton, 35, stepped out with a broad smile on his face in defiance of reports that claim his marriage with co-star Karen is on the rocks

What a man: Professional dancer Kevin Clifton, 35, stepped out with a broad smile on his face in defiance of reports that claim his marriage with co-star Karen is on the rocks

The group took Birmingham by storm when the northern city hosted the opening nights of the live tour.

They then quick stepped across to Newcastle and Leeds where they wrapped up their stellar performances.

Following a dance-filled weekend in Manchester, the dancers will head to Belfast before stopping off in Glasgow and Nottingham.

Missing home comforts? Whereas former Strictly champion Ore Oduba, 32, looked downcast when he stepped out in his stylish bomber jacket after he was missing his newborn baby

Missing home comforts? Whereas former Strictly champion Ore Oduba, 32, looked downcast when he stepped out in his stylish bomber jacket after he was missing his newborn baby

The Strictly stars will finish off their dancing parade in the British capital London with two performances at Wembley and finally the O2 Arena.  

Alexandra may have narrowly lost out on the Glitter Ball trophy during her time on Strictly late last year but she had lots to celebrate after her recent engagement.

Josh got down on one knee to ask for her hand in marriage when they were on a romantic winter getaway in Paris in December. 

Dream team! Professional dancers Aljaz Skorjanec and Giovanni Pernice, both 27, were quick to get their coffee fix as they headed to the venue together

Dream team! Professional dancers Aljaz Skorjanec and Giovanni Pernice, both 27, were quick to get their coffee fix as they headed to the venue together

The Glitter Ball trophy hopeful remained shy for a number of weeks as she coyly hid her left hand from cameras while she was out in Thailand.

But the former X Factor star couldn’t contain her excitement when she finally shared her news publicly earlier in January.

Now she has told the story of how her beau woke her up two days after the Strictly final to tell her they were going on a surprise trip to Paris.

Heating up the temperature! Judge Craig Revel Horwood, 53, braved the cold in his neon orange padded jacket while he puffed on a cigarette

Heating up the temperature! Judge Craig Revel Horwood, 53, braved the cold in his neon orange padded jacket while he puffed on a cigarette

Alexandra told Good Morning Britain: ‘It was two days after the Strictly final. I got woken up at four in the morning and he said, “Pack your bags we are going to Paris”.’ 

Josh proudly supported his lady love throughout her time on the BBC dancing show while Alexandra believed her late mother Melissa Bell was watching her from heaven.

After her mother sadly passed away in August, Alexandra told Hello! magazine: ‘I think mum is watching over me.’

The start of the year has proved an exciting time for the singer who announced she will be releasing her first album in nearly six years in March.

‘So excited to finally reveal my new album ‘The Truth Is’, out on March 9th,’ she gushed on Twitter.

‘This album is incredibly personal to me, I have poured my heart and soul into my new music! I’ll also be going on a UK Tour in September 18!’ (sic)

Fur-ever glamorous: Nadiya Bychkova kept warm in her furry jacket when she braved the freezing temperatures in Manchester

Fur-ever glamorous: Nadiya Bychkova kept warm in her furry jacket when she braved the freezing temperatures in Manchester



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