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Alexandra Burke reveals how SAS has given her a ‘new lease of life’ since her mum’s death in 2017 

‘It’s changed me forever’: Alexandra Burke reveals how Celebrity SAS has given her a ‘new lease of life’ since her mum’s death in 2017


Alexandra Burke has revealed how partaking in Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins has ‘changed her forever.’ 

The 33-year-old singer, who is a finalist in the military training programme, spoke candidly on Friday’s Lorraine about how the show has provided her with a ‘new lease of life.’

She began by telling the Scottish presenter how self-belief is something she lacked until her stint on the gruelling series. 

‘It’s changed me forever’: Alexandra Burke revealed how Celebrity SAS has given her a ‘new lease of life’ since her mum’s death in 2017 [pictured on Lorraine on Friday]

‘I have struggled with self-belief for a long time. I may ooze confidence when I’m perform, but that’s not me from day to day,’ she admitted.

‘This show [SAS] has completely introduced me to my self worth, it’s changed me forever. It’s given me a whole new lease of life.’

Not only has it boosted her esteem, but it’s opened her up to the idea of writing again, something which she hasn’t done since her mum’s death in 2017. 

Reflecting: The 33-year-old singer spoke candidly about how the show has provided her with a 'new lease of life'

Reflecting: The 33-year-old singer spoke candidly about how the show has provided her with a ‘new lease of life’

Positive: Alexandra is a finalist in the military training programme

Positive: Alexandra is a finalist in the military training programme

‘It’s been a tough couple of years, we can’t take a day for granted,’ the X Factor star reflected.

A few weeks ago, the Londoner was reduced to tears on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, whilst opening up about the loss of her mother.

The Broken Heels songstress’ mother Melissa Bell passed away while Alexandra was on tour with Sister Act: The Musical.

Heartbreak on hold: Alexandra Burke was reduced to tears during Sunday evening's edition of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, whilst opening up about the loss of her mother Melissa Bell, who passed away while Alexandra was on tour with Sister Act: The Musical

Heartbreak on hold: Alexandra Burke was reduced to tears during Sunday evening’s edition of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, whilst opening up about the loss of her mother Melissa Bell, who passed away while Alexandra was on tour with Sister Act: The Musical

Upsetting: Sitting down with SAS instructors Ant Middleton and Melvyn Downes, Ant asked Alexandra why she lacked confidence, with Alexandra replying, 'I get my confidence from my mum. She was my weapon, she was my secret weapon'

Upsetting: Sitting down with SAS instructors Ant Middleton and Melvyn Downes, Ant asked Alexandra why she lacked confidence, with Alexandra replying, ‘I get my confidence from my mum. She was my weapon, she was my secret weapon’

Sitting down with SAS instructors Ant Middleton and Melvyn Downes to talk about her struggles during the latest challange on the Channel 4 show, she explained how she felt ‘exhausted’ but ‘okay’.  

Ant asked why she lacked confidence, with Alexandra replying: ‘It comes from many places, actually, and I think the first place is… I get my confidence from my mum. She was my weapon, she was my secret weapon.

‘To not have her, I feel like I’ve lost all purpose. The day she left, I feel… is the day she took all of me.’

Through tears, she went on to recall: ‘And she died in my arms and she waited four hours for me to drive from f**king Blackpool to be there.’

Alexandra lost Soul II Soul singer Melissa to diabetes mellitus and kidney problems. She was only 53 at the time of her death.

Out and about: Following her appearance on Lorraine, the star was later seen grinning from ear-to-ear as she headed to BBC Radio 4 for an episode of Loose Ends

Out and about: Following her appearance on Lorraine, the star was later seen grinning from ear-to-ear as she headed to BBC Radio 4 for an episode of Loose Ends

Following her appearance on Lorraine, the star, who has showcased her thespian talents in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, was later seen grinning from ear-to-ear as she headed to BBC Radio 4 for an episode of Loose Ends. 

She looked sensational in a French Connection knitted dress which she teamed with a long jacket.

Her heeled leather Gianvito Rossi boots were also on full display as she paraded her stunning outfit. 

Smiles: Her heeled leather Gianvito Rossi boots were also on full display as she paraded her stunning outfit

Smiles: Her heeled leather Gianvito Rossi boots were also on full display as she paraded her stunning outfit

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