Alexandra Burke meltdown?

Did the singer lose her cool over poor viewer rating on Strictly?

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Strictly Meltdown?

By Diane Cooke

Well, did she or didn't she have a meltdown? Hazarding a guess most fans of Strictly would say Alexandra Burke most probably did lose it backstage after being voted into the bottom two - despite top marks from the judges - for the second week.

So without being there and seeing her streaking her stage make-up and slamming her fists into the floorboards, where's the evidence?

Fact is, no evidence is required because just about everybody has a meltdown on the top-rated dance show. It's expected and is all encompassing. Maybe even the cameramen have to pirouette into the Gents for the occasional sob.

Debbie McGee, who is tipped to win the show, had one the other week. She went off during rehearsals because partner Giovanni Pernice ‘is working her too hard’. And that from a woman who used to be packed into boxes and sawn in half by her ex-hubbie, the late Paul Daniels.

It followed a series of injuries including a twisted back muscle which almost put Debbie out of the Blackpool showpiece. She's also started rehearsals for a panto in York. Some even said she maybe romantically involved with her dance partner - a suggestion she has laughed off.

Singer Anastascia was also accused of melting down last year during recording of the first elimination show.

The 48-year-old star found herself in the bottom two after being forced to switch her dance routine late in the week after she tore scar tissue caused by a mastectomy for breast cancer (which she has survived twice).

The Mirror reported that she broke down in tears back stage, delayed filming by 30 minutes, and seemingly rubbed up dance partner Brendan Cole the wrong way.

"Brendan looked really annoyed and the body language between him and Anastacia was very frosty," an audience member said after the pair reemerged and filming continued.

"A female producer went up to talk to him but he wouldn’t even talk. He was fuming. Anton du Beke had to console him," they added.

Olympic athlete Greg Rutherford was also said to have lost his cool when he was awarded a low score during the show last year.

The long jumper threatened to quit after Craig Revel Horwood criticised his performance, a source claimed.

The caustic judge told the Olympian and his pro partner Natalie Lowe that they had failed to produce an authentic rumba – awarding them a paltry four points.

And storming off the dancefloor afterwards, Greg raged that he would leave the show as Natalie wept over Craig’s harsh words, it has been claimed.

One onlooker said Greg, 29, was so livid that he had to be grabbed by several crew members to calm him down as he raged over their low score and Natalie’s public humiliation.

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Strictly Come Dancing: Alexandra Burke has 'backstage meltdown' after landing in the bottom two again

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.

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