Strictly Come Dancing viewers rush to defend Alexandra Burke against constant trolling – as awkward 'elephant in the room' interview emerges online

Strictly Come Dancing: Alexandra Burke reveals truth over Gorka Márquez argument claimsAlexandra Burke has had a tough few weeks[Wenn]

The X Factor winner has been forced to defend herself against constant speculation she is feuding with dance partner Gorka Marquez  – amid his rumoured romance with Gemma Atkinson.

She has also faced claims she had a meltdown backstage, after dropping to the bottom two during the last instalment of the BBC series.

However, fans have flocked to Twitter to defend the Hallelujah singer – who recently lost her mum – and blasted trolls for trying to ‘drag her down’.

gorka marquezAlexandra Burke and Gorka Marquez have faced feud rumours[Instagram]

“Horrible people! @alexandramusic is a lovely and caring lady anyone could meet xx,” one wrote.

“Loving @alexandramusic @bbcstrictly you and @gorkamarquez1 are amazing please ignore the trolls you have lots of support go get that glitter ball girl,” another commented.

While a third said: “Jesus Christ, she’s a young woman at the most vulnerable time in her life and you’re trying to make her break in front of millions!

Strictly Come Dancing: Alexandra Burke fans have accused the show of 'fixing' her scoresAlexandra Burke found herself in the bottom two once again[BBC]

“You should be building her up and giving love! Imagine it was your child grieving? How do you sleep at night.”

And a fourth asked: “Why is there so much hate towards certain people in this years #Strictly? Perhaps certain people are intimidated by decent people, so feel the need to bring them down?

“There’s already enough hate going around, let’s not let dark into the light.”

Alexandra Burke looks and feels sensational since re-discovering her love of working out Alexandra Burke’s fans rushed to defend her[Instagram]

Their words come after an old interview came to light, in which Alexandra claimed to have brought the phrase ‘elephant in the room’ to the UK.

In awkward footage retrieved from years ago, the 29 year old was seen discussing one of her singles, when she explained the story behind the phrase. 

Speaking on Daybreak, back in 2012, she said: “It’s a metaphor. I was going through a situation last year when i was dating someone and it just wasn’t going according to plan.

Alexandra Burke made the claim in 2012Alexandra Burke made the claim in 2012 [Daybreak]

“Nobody wanted to talk about it and there was an elephant in the room.

“I’ve never heard of the saying before until i did my writing camp for the album, its a very American saying so i thought why not be the first person to bring it over there and make it into a song?”

The saying has been a world-wide renowned phrase for years, with Phrases.org claiming the saying had been around since the early 1950s.

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