Alexandra Burke breaks down as she explains why shes keeping babys gender and name secret

The X Factor star Alexandra Burke appeared on Loose Women today (October 10) in her first TV appearance since giving birth to her first child in July.

Joining panellists Ruth Langsford, Katie Piper, Janet Street Porter and Jane Moore, the singer, 34, became emotional as she revealed the reason she's decided to keep her new baby's name and gender out of the news.

Ruth, 62, said: "You've haven't revealed the name or the gender of the baby, tell people why?"

Alexandra took a deep breath and said: "I've never really spoken about this but obviously I come from X Factor and that's a public show and I'm very grateful for the platform, it's made me who I am today."

The star continued with her voice cracking: "I hate getting emotional talking about this but I asked for all this, my family never."


She then had to take a pause as the Loose Women hosts hosts comforted her before continuing: "The impact on them is hard. And I want to protect the baby as much as I can."

Alexandra welcomed her first child with her footballer fiancé Darren Randolph, 35, in July.

The singer gushed over being a mum and revealed that she is the happiest she has ever been.

She said: "Oh gosh, how life has changed. Sleep is a thing of the past. It's changed in a brilliant way. I've never known love like this before. I'm the happiest I've ever been.

"It's overwhelming, you cant put it into worlds. It's the greatest gift in the world. I'm so happy."

The new mum was snapped wearing a breast pump at the Notting Hill Carnival this summer.

She was dancing up a storm in a dazzling outfit as she enjoyed the Bank Holiday festivities, just weeks after welcoming her baby with boyfriend Darren Randolph.

She wore a bejewelled leotard with striking yellow and black feather detailing and black fishnet tights as she joined the Utopia Band wearing an Elvie Stride breast pump under her costume.


The star was taking part in the Pumps on Parade campaign, which aims to break taboos around breastfeeding and using a breast pump in public.

Alexandra previously treated fans to a photo of her newborn in a sweet snap she posted to Instagram to mark her 34th birthday on August 25, which she had been celebrating in Monaco.

The star, who has been dating West Ham ace Darren since 2020, looked stunning in a green patterned mini dress and black sandals as she cradled her baby in her arms.

"This is 34," she wrote alongside a white heart emoji. "Thank you for all the lovely messages today".

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