Alexandra Burke makes big statement about her “engagement”

What IS going on with that left hand of hers?

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Never in the history of left hands has one attracted quite so much attention as Alexandra Burke’s has over the past few weeks.

In fact, her camera-shy – though much discussed – appendage has practically become a celeb in its own right.

One hand in her pocket… (Credit: FameFlynet)

From being stuffed in a pocket, to strategically cropped out of pics, shielded by cocktail glasses and bag straps, it was ALMOST as though it had something to hide.

Like an engagement ring, for instance.

But not any more. The hand has been spotted – and it’s very much a case of ‘nothing to see here’.

She might have just removed it pre-swim, of course… (Credit: Instagram)

Which is all a bit disappointing given how in overdrive the rumour mill has been as whether or not Alex’s boyfriend Josh Ginnelly had popped the question.

So why were we all so convinced Josh had put a ring on it?

Well, the story was firstly fuelled by the couple taking a romantic trip to Paris, where the loved-up star posted online:

“We’ll always have Paris,” and later added: “Best day ever.”

And after that post, she seemed to be hiding her left hand digits – or at least obscuring them – on all her social media photos.

(Or of course, she could have just been posing for pics in such a way the third finger of her left hand was not visible…)

A refreshing cocktail makes for a handy finger obliterater… (Credit: Instagram)

But in her latest Instagram upload, Alex can be seen luxuriating by the pool on holiday in Koh Samui, Thailand, with both of her hands proudly on display. And not a sparkler in sight.

A parasol, bag strap and random passerby can also distract attention from your wedding finger… (Credit: Instagram)

Alex and Josh have been an item since 2016, and so far, she has not made any comment about an engagement, but after what has been an undeniably challenging last year for the star, her fans are undoubtedly keen to see her have her happy ending.

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Something that Alex herself seems to be looking to achieve in 2018. Writing on her Instagram page alongside the both-hands-on-display pic, Alex revealed that she was now home from Thailand and “looking forward to seeing what 2018 brings”.

And so are we Alex. #handwatch.

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