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Sunday 15th December 2019

Alexandra Burke breaks her silence after her boyfriend reveals he's battling bowel cancer

Singer supports her footballer beau

She went public with her new romance back in July and now Alexandra Burke is coming to terms with the fact that her footballer beau is battling cancer.

Alexandra started dating Hull City defender Angus MacDonald shortly after her split from fiancé Josh Ginnelly was revealed.

Now Angus has told fans that he is battling bowel cancer, with Alexandra uploading a picture of the couple holding hands to Instagram.

She said: "Always by his side. Forever."

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Sheesh Sunday’s 😍

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Angus spoke about his bowel cancer diagnosis via Instagram.

Uploading a picture of himself in his football kit, he said: "This is not an easy post to write but life isn’t always an easy road to navigate."

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He added: "I have been diagnosed with bowel cancer."

I will be ready to fight this head on, and I’m going to do whatever I can to get back to full health and back on that pitch.

Angus continued: "After a year on the sidelines and recently getting back into full training, returning to the pitch felt closer than ever, so this has come as a complete shock and is hard to take and fully process."

Angus paid tribute to his friends and family, saying he felt "blessed" and that they were "fantastic".

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This is not an easy post to write but life isn’t always an easy road to navigate. The news broke today from my club that I have been diagnosed with Bowel Cancer. After a year on the sidelines and recently getting back into full training, returning to the pitch felt closer than ever, so this news has come as a complete shock and is hard to take and fully process. However, I’m blessed to have fantastic family and friends and some very good people around me to help me get through this, as well as amazing team mates and staff at the club who have been with me all the way through the past year. I’m getting my head around this new challenge that lies ahead. I will be ready to fight this head on, and I’m going to do whatever I can to get back to full health and back on that pitch. I’m going to take a few days away from social media, and get some alone time with my nearest and dearest. Goose x #tigers 🐯♥️

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He said: "I’m blessed to have fantastic family and friends and some very good people around me to help me get through this, as well as amazing team mates and staff at the club who have been with me all the way through the past year."

The footballer admitted he was getting his head around this "new challenge that lies ahead".

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He said: "I will be ready to fight this head on, and I’m going to do whatever I can to get back to full health and back on that pitch."

Fans were quick to throw their support behind the star, tweeting him their get well wishes.

Days earlier, Angus had uploaded a photograph of himself and Alexandra enjoying dinner at Essex hotspot Sheesh.

The were seen cuddling up together outside the restaurant, which is a favourite of the TOWIE cast.

It's rumoured that we'll next see Alexandra on our screens on X Factor The All Stars.

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