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Strictly Come Dancing finalist thought to be engaged after romantic getaway

They were in the city of love, after all...

Alexandra Burke may have lost out on lifting the Glitterball Trophy at the Strictly Come Dancing finale, but fans think she’s won something even shinier – an engagement ring.

After finishing below eventual winner Joe McFadden, Alex and her boyfriend Josh Ginnelly jetted off to Paris for a romantic getaway.

And Alex – who’s usually fairly low profile about her romantic life on social media – posted an update after returning that had fans mentally ringing wedding bells.

Alex’s mysterious post (Credit: Instagram)

Her image simply said: “We’ll always have Paris.”

Fans were quick to leave comments on the post, with one writing: “Thought you might be coming back engaged.”

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Others flooded the image with wedding ring emojis.

The post was the first Alex had made since losing the finale, her feed usually being filled with images of her and professional partner Gorka Marquez hard at work.

Alex and Gorka made the final – but lost out to Joe McFadden (Credit: Instagram)

Now that the Strictly adventure is over, Alex has said she wants to spend some quality time with her loved ones now her intense training regime is over.

She said after the final: “I’m looking forward to some sleep and I’m also looking forward to the fact that we will have a lot of reunions because we are very close.

“But who knows what’s going to happen next. I think I just want to enjoy some family time and just take each day and week as it comes.”

Credit: BBC/Supplied by WENN
Alexandra’s partner Josh Ginelli cheered her on from the crowd (Credit: BBC/Supplied by WENN)

Alexandra has also been photographed recently coyly hiding her left hand – and this week she was spotted wearing a big sparkler, but not on her ring finger.

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The 29-year-old is obviously making us wait before revealing the news of Josh’s proposal. Either that, or he didn’t actually propose at all! Which would be slightly awkward, to say the least…