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Alexandra Burke to transform into Tina Turner for an upcoming film based on the singer’s life


Alexandra Burke is ‘set to transform into Tina Turner for an upcoming film based on the singer’s life’

Alexandra Burke is reportedly set to star as Tina Turner in an upcoming big-budget movie based on the Proud Mary hitmaker’s life. 

The singer, 32, will transform into Tina in the BBC and BFI production that is set to be released next year.  

An inside source told The Sun: ‘In the film she plays a young musician trying to land her big break just like Tina and will sing some of her most iconic songs. To say Alex is excited is an understatement.’ 

New role: Alexandra Burke is set to star as Tina Turner in an upcoming big-budget movie based on the Proud Mary hitmaker’s life

The big break onto the big screen comes after Alexandra previously starred in West End productions of Chicago and The Bodyguard. 

Speaking of the opportunity, the insider continued: ‘Alex has got the voice and she showed what a great actor she is as a leading West End actress for the past seven years.

‘She’s really committed to the role and bought herself a Peloton during lockdown so she could get fit at home. It means she’ll have Tina’s iconic legs too.’ 

Peloton exercise bikes cost £2000 and Alexandra has been working hard with at-home spinning classes to emulate the Whats Love Got To Do With It singer’s figure. 

MailOnline has contacted Alexandra’s representatives for comment. 

Superstar: Alexandra will play a young Tina (pictured in 1997) in the big budget BBC and BFI production as she tries to land her big break

Superstar: Alexandra will play a young Tina (pictured in 1997) in the big budget BBC and BFI production as she tries to land her big break

An in demand star, Alexandra has been hard at work rehearsing for her debut in the musical Joseph And The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat this month. 

Meanwhile, in her personal life, it was reported recently that Alexandra had enjoyed a series of dates with goalie Darren Randolph, 34, despite being reluctant to date another footballer.

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

Toning up: Alexandra has been working hard with at-home spinning classes to emulate the Whats Love Got To Do With It singer's famous legs

Famous figure: The XFactor star has been working out relentlessly using a £2000 Peloton bike (pictured: Tina in 2009)

Toning up: Alexandra has been working hard with at-home spinning classes to emulate the Whats Love Got To Do With It singer’s famous legs 

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

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

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

Getting into character: The big break onto the big screen comes after Alexandra previously starred in West End productions of Chicago and The Bodyguard

Famous hits: In the upcoming film she  will sing some of Tina's most iconic songs (pictured: Tina in 1985)

Getting into character: The big break onto the big screen comes after Alexandra previously starred in West End productions of Chicago and The Bodyguard 

‘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.’ 

It comes after MailOnline exclusively revealed that the singer had split from her footballer boyfriend Angus MacDonald, 28, in October after 15 months of dating. 

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

'Taking things slow': Last month, it was reported that Alexandra had enjoyed a series of dates with goalie Darren Randolph, 34, despite being reluctant to date another footballer

‘Taking things slow’: Last month, it was reported that Alexandra had enjoyed a series of dates with goalie Darren Randolph, 34, despite being reluctant to date another footballer

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