In last night’s Strictly Come Dancing results’ show Alexandra Burke found herself in the bottom two for the second week in a row, with the judges unanimously opting to save her over EastEnders’ star Davood Ghadami.
However, Alexandra was left devastated after learning that the British public still weren’t backing here and suffered an epic “meltdown” backstage after the show, it has been reported.
The 29-year-old singer is said to have been “inconsolable” following the elimination, with the star surprised to be in the dance-off despite topping the leader board with her and professional dance partner Gorka Marquez’s Charleston to ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’.
Speaking to The Sun, a source said: “Alexandra was sobbing and shaking in the green room after the dance-off.
“She couldn’t understand why the public had voted her into the bottom two for the second week in a row despite getting great scores.
Last week, the judges voted to save Alexandra when she was in the dance-off against Susan Calman, and the judge’s decision to save her again has sparked ‘fix’ claims from some viewers:
Based solely on the dance off Davood was the better. But the judges are determined that Alexandra will win this year.
— Bugsy2705 (@Bugsy275) December 4, 2017
Davood should never have gone tonight. The judging is a disgrace. Alexandra and Debbie makes mistakes but they go unnoticed.
— Elaine Milnes (@MilnesElaine) December 3, 2017
So not only does Davood improve immensely on his last performance, but Alexandra doesn't do ANYTHING that they said she should improve on and yet Davood is the one sent home. It's based on THAT DANCE ALONE judges, or don't you listen when Tess tells you that? #Strictly
— Bethany Walker (@BethanyEmma2) December 3, 2017
There have been better Charleston dances than Alexandra did tonight on #Strictly Davood had the better dance. Unfair to have voted him off tonight. The Charleston was ungainly and lacked finesse. Wrong result #Strictly
— David Mills (@DavidMills02) December 3, 2017
Upon his elimination, Davood admitted that he did not expect to get so far in the competition, telling host Tess: “There have been so many highlights I’ve had the best time and this is why I’m smiling because I never thought I’d get this far.
“I’ve never done anything like this before. I’m going to spend the next two weeks dancing with my two beautiful girls at home.”
Alexandra has since taken to social media to deny ‘meltdown’ claims, tweeting: “Because it’s really hard to read lies. I have to say something… after the show on the weekend I actually WASN’T in the green room.
“I was in the physio room treating an injury and then went home. NO meltdown… just happy that we made it through another week x [sic]”.