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Alexandra Burke gives fans the best Christmas gift ever with post-Strictly news

Bring on March!

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Alexandra Burke has confirmed she’s returning to the charts following Strictly Come Dancing.

The former X Factor winner is going back to her roots after penning a new contract with Decca Records, which is part of the huge Universal group.

Exciting!

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Alex is recording her third album! (Credit: Instagram @alexandraburke)

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And they aren’t wasting any time either, confirming Alex’s new album title AND release date already!

The Truth Is will be released on 9 March, 2018.

It’s welcome news for Alexandra’s fans, who have been waiting for her to release new music since second album, Heartbreak On Hold, dropped in 2012.

She rose to fame after winning the fifth series of The X Factor in 2008, which led her to release the Christmas number one song, Hallelujah.

Her debut album, Overcome, was released in 2009 and featured number one singles Bad Boys and Start Without You.

In recent years Alexandra has been more focused on her West End career, winning rave reviews for her role as Rachel Maron in The Bodyguard and Deloris in Sister Act: The Musical.

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Her new album is released in March (Credit: Instagram @alexandraburke)

She was a finalist on this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, but lost out on the Glitterball Trophy, which was won by Holby City’s Joe McFadden and his partner, Katya Jones.

Alex had to juggle recording her third album with intense Strictly rehearsal sessions with partner Gorka Marquez.

Alex competed in Strictly 2017 with pro Gorka (Credit: BBC)

She told Evening Standard at the start of December: “It hasn’t stopped me singing — I’m recording my third album at the moment.

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“I’m basically taking whatever time I have spare in the evenings and working in my studio at home. I built it four years ago in a downstairs room — it’s small but it’s got everything I need.

“It’s where I recorded my last album. I always record from home now, I work better that way.

“I’m just really keen to get it finished.”

We can’t wait to hear it!

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