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Tuesday 23rd October 2018

Alexandra Burke finally addresses engagement rumours head on

This is HUGE news...

At last! It's the Instagram post we've all been waiting for.

After WEEKS of speculation, Alexandra Burke has broken her silence on concealed-hand-gate.

Er, you do know it's the wrong way round, right? (Credit: Instagram)

She IS engaged!

Alex uploaded a cute pic of her and Josh and the ring to make her much-awaited announcement.

With her hand outstretched to the camera with the words 'I said yes!' written on it, and her very substantial bit of engagement bling twisted round to give fans the best view of it, Alex was clearly beyond excited.

We decided to keep this between us for a while

And in the accompanying epic-length caption, loved-up Alex didn't hold back on how she was feeling:

"Smiling as I type this because it was the best day ever in Paris and so unexpected. My soul mate and my love asked me something that I could only have dreamt of. Being in love is one of the most magical feelings life has to offer," she wrote.

Is there a character limit on Insta? (Credit: Instagram)

"So grateful for this amazing man in my life who has supported my family and I through so much.

"We decided to keep this between us for a while to enjoy this special moment and that’s why we haven’t said anything..."

(Haven't said anything? Oh, we hadn't noticed you not saying anything...)

Read more: Alexandra Burke's much-concealed left hand finally on show - but where's the ring?

"Something so amazing honestly felt so overwhelming because there was only one person I wanted to call when it happened. I know she is smiling and very happy for us both - because little did I know she knew about it," she continued.

She's got a lot to smile about (Credit: Instagram)

"For those who guessed and have left such beautiful messages - thank you. Josh is someone who makes me so happy and I’ve never felt this kind of love before.

"Here’s to an amazing future that’s filled with love, joy and so much happiness. I love you Joshua Ginnelly. I can’t wait to see what our future brings and what God provides for us xxx"

Hurrah for her left hand, once more being able to freely go about its business, unhindered by props of concealment.

Alex's followers and showbiz pals were quick to congratulate her on her news, taking to Instagram in droves to share in her happiness: "Amazing news," wrote her Strictly rival Mollie King, alongside four heart emojis.

While pro dancer Karen Clifton messaged: Power!! Congrats along with two yellow hearts.

And one fan - echoing the thoughts of many who have been following Alex and Josh's romance - referenced THAT trip to Paris and what we all thought had happened there!

"So happy for both of you. I knew he wasn't just taking you to Paris for a holiday I knew there was something wonderful behind that..." the delighted commenter wrote.

Read more: So much has changed in my life... Alex's powerful New Year statement 

Indeed - that "We’ll always have Paris," and "Best day ever" Instagram post really gave the game away weeks ago, right?

Such lovely news though - congratulations Alexandra and Josh - and welcome back, left hand.