Gorka and I know what the truth is.’Alexandra's appearance on the hit show followed the sudden death of beloved mother Melissa, a former Soul II Soul vocalist who passed away aged 53 in August following a lengthy battle with diabetes and kidney failure.And she admit's Melissa's struggle with the illness prompted her to spend more time focusing on her own health and fitness prior to signing up for Strictly Come Dancing.Gemma aid: 'Aljaž has really put me through my paces over the last few months, physically, mentally and creatively, so am thrilled we are being paired again for the Strictly tour! 'Alex added: 'I cannot wait to get out on tour and connect with all the Strictly fans in their home towns.
It means you'll have plenty left over for Christmas present buying (and partying)!I've never experienced anything like this.'Strictly viewers accused Alexandra of 'faking' her tears in November, when she broke down crying on the show over her mother's death.After being awarded high scores from the judges, she began sobbing and admitted: 'I just wish my mum was here.'The Soul II Soul singer died after a nine-year battle with kidney disease - and Alexandra later spoke about her final moments for the first time. I started playing her music and just held her hand. Alexandra revealed she wanted to quit Strictly but her aunt told her to go for it and pursue her 'dream' in Melissa's honour.'Also heading out are Debbie Mc Gee, Susan Calman, Davood Ghadami, Joe Mc Fadden and Jonnie Peacock.The announcement comes as it was confirmed the man who helped make the show a success, Sir Bruce Forsyth, will be honoured with a special variety show.The duo were joined by Gemma's dance partner Aljaz, as well as Alexandra's Gorka, who Gemma has been linked to romantically throughout the series.All four of them will hit the road for the Strictly UK tour early next year.She is on cloud nine after landing a place in the final and on the official Strictly Come Dancing tour.But despite turning heads with her sexy outfit on Thursday, Gemma Atkinson wasn't exactly hot footing it in the style stakes.But who says you've got to stick to basic black?Alexandra Burke stepped out wearing a statement scarlet style by Ego, which are not only perfect for the festive season thanks to the rockin' red colour, but the patent material means they're bang on-trend too.