The leggy blonde, who is partnered with Giovanni Pernice in the BBC competition, was reported to be in a “bitter feud” with the X Factor singer, with sources claiming the two are “barely talking”.
And now, the wife of late magician Paul Daniels has added even more fuel to the fire – using very cryptic language to describe someone she works with.
Debbie told Daily Star Online: “I understand that we can all have favourites.
“But some people who are not very warm in real life come through on TV as very warm.”
A show source added: “Debbie’s remarks will certainly cause a stir.
“Is she talking about someone on the show or someone else she has met in showbiz?”
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The tension between the two women is said to have created an incredibly uncomfortable atmosphere for fellow celebs and pro dancers.
It has been reported that 29 year old Alexandra is openly boasting about her upcoming routine with 27 year old Gorka Marquez, who is rumoured to be dating fellow Strictly star Gemma Atkinson.
59 year old Debbie is said to have taken a different approach, launching a “military operation” to keep the details of her dance with 27 year old Giovanni Pernice under wraps.
“There is real drama between Alexandra and Debbie”, claimed the source.
“Obviously they’re both very strong dancers and everyone expects them to reach the final.
“But with every week that passes things become even more strained between them,” the insider told The Sun.