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Alexandra Burke ‘enjoys a series of dates with goalie Darren Randolph


Alexandra Burke has reportedly enjoyed a series of dates with goalie Darren Randolph despite being reluctant to date another footballer.

The singer, 32, split from her footballer ex Angus MacDonald in October after 15 months of dating.

And now Alexandra is said to be taking things ‘incredibly slowly’ with West Ham and Republic Of Ireland goalie Darren, 34, with their reported romance ‘going really well’ after meeting last month. 

New romance? Alexandra Burke has reportedly enjoyed a series of dates with goalie Darren Randolph despite being reluctant to date another footballer 

The singer is believed to be helping the footballer decorate his mansion and even hired a chef to celebrate his 34th birthday earlier this week.

A source told The Sun: ‘It’s early days and Alexandra has deliberately taken things incredibly slowly. 

‘They’ve had a series of dates but not been able to meet up as much as they would have wanted due to her hectic work schedule and the Covid restrictions.

‘Alexandra was extremely reluctant to date another footballer but Darren is the sweetest, most down-to-earth guy — and incredibly charming. He wore her down!’

'Taking things slow': Alexandra is said to be taking things 'incredibly slowly' with West Ham and Republic Of Ireland goalie Darren, 34, pictured 2019, after meeting last month

‘Taking things slow’: Alexandra is said to be taking things ‘incredibly slowly’ with West Ham and Republic Of Ireland goalie Darren, 34, pictured 2019, after meeting last month 

The source added that due to their hectic schedules, Alexandra is currently rehearsing for the West End’s upcoming run of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, they are ‘super-happy’ seeing each other when they can.

The Sun also claims that Alexandra posted a picture of Darren, who used to date The Saturdays star Rochelle before she married Marvin Humes, on her Instagram Story earlier this week for his birthday.

MailOnline has contacted both Alexandra and Darren’s representatives for comment.

It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed that the singer had split from her footballer boyfriend Angus MacDonald in October after 15 months of dating. 

Split: The singer, 32, split from her footballer ex Angus MacDonald in October after 15 months of dating (pictured together in 2019)

Split: The singer, 32, split from her footballer ex Angus MacDonald in October after 15 months of dating (pictured together in 2019) 

At the time, the West End star deleted all trace of the footballer, 28, from Instagram, including pictures of the pair enjoying birthdays and holidays together.

An insider confirmed to MailOnline that Alexandra and Angus had ‘amicably split’ and ‘remain good friends’ despite having gone their separate ways.   

A source added: ‘Alexandra and Angus both have busy careers and it’s been hard to see each other during lockdown.

‘It felt like the best decision for them to cut ties and for Alexandra that involved removing any pictures of them together from her Instagram.’

Lovely: The singer is believed to be helping the footballer decorate his mansion and even hired a chef to celebrate his 34th birthday earlier this week

Lovely: The singer is believed to be helping the footballer decorate his mansion and even hired a chef to celebrate his 34th birthday earlier this week 

Alexandra went official with Angus in July 2019 in a now-deleted black and white post that was taken during a romantic meal.

The X Factor winner dated the sportsman following the breakdown of her engagement to Josh Ginnelly, who she split from just weeks earlier. 

Alexandra supported Angus throughout his bowel cancer diagnosis; after he was confirmed to have the disease in August 2019.

After undergoing surgery to remove his entire bowel, and have his stoma reversed, Angus was given the all clear in Christmas 2019 and returned to football training in January 2020. 

Ex: It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed that the singer had split from her footballer boyfriend Angus in October after 15 months of dating (pictured in happier times)

Ex: It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed that the singer had split from her footballer boyfriend Angus in October after 15 months of dating (pictured in happier times) 

In an interview from April last year, Angus credited Alexandra for helping him to cope after he had just discovered the news. 

He said: ‘The first person I told was one of my best friends. It was a very emotional phone call – I don’t think I’ve ever cried to my friends before. I couldn’t get my words out. 

‘I had the weekend with Alex and she knew something wasn’t right. On the Saturday night, I broke down and told her the news.

‘I would rather have just dealt with it alone and I didn’t want to upset anyone but she was reassuring. I don’t know what I would have done without her support.’

Former flame: Alexandra was in a relationship with ex-fiancé Josh Ginnelly for three years before they split (pictured in 2017)

Former flame: Alexandra was in a relationship with ex-fiancé Josh Ginnelly for three years before they split (pictured in 2017)

During their 15-months together, Alexandra and Angus holidayed in Dubai, Japan and Disneyland, with all photos from their previous trips now wiped from social media.

In one post, Alexandra cuddled up to Angus wearing Minnie Mouse ears, while calling her boyfriend ‘dreamy.’ 

Alexandra was previously in a relationship with ex-fiancé Josh for three years before they split.

The former Strictly star confirmed she and Josh were engaged in 2018 when she shared a photo of her diamond ring to Instagram alongside the words: ‘I said yes!’ 

Alexandra won The X Factor in 2008 after performing with Beyoncé in the final, and went on to achieve three UK No 1 singles. 

Having also found success in musical theatre, she appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2017 and came second. 

Earlier this week, Alexandra revealed that she was once told to ‘bleach her skin’ as she discussed her horrific experience of racism in Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s powerful BBC documentary Race, Pop And Power. 

Emotional: Earlier this week, Alexandra revealed that she was once told to 'bleach her skin' as she discussed her horrific experience of racism in Leigh-Anne Pinnock's powerful BBC documentary Race, Pop And Power

Emotional: Earlier this week, Alexandra revealed that she was once told to ‘bleach her skin’ as she discussed her horrific experience of racism in Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s powerful BBC documentary Race, Pop And Power 



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