Alexandra Burke pays emotional tribute to her mum

Alexandra Burke has paid an emotional tribute to her late mum, Melissa Bell, five months after losing her.

Strictly star Alexandra Burke took to Instagram to post a couple of photos of her and her mum together, expressing how much she misses her. The first post shows Alexandra kissing her mum’s cheek while the caption reads, ‘If I had one wish…’

[instagram] https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd1Fs5BjOBd/?taken-by=alexandramusic [/instagram]The singer then shared a second pic of the pair together looking happy and smiling. Alexandra wrote the very small caption that means ‘throwback’.

[instagram] https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd1GWhTDwXB/?taken-by=alexandramusic [/instagram]Expressing how much she misses her mum, Alexandra posted an image of some touching words, explaining that ‘there is an empty space in [her heart] that nothing will ever fill.’ She captioned it, ‘I love and miss you Mummy.’

[instagram] https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd1GjWljV1g/?taken-by=alexandramusic [/instagram]Fans were quick to support Alexandra with a lot of them commenting that they understand the heartache she’s going through and wish her the best.

‘Sending you lots of love xxx’ commented one.

‘Still praying for you. You clearly had a beautiful relationship. No one can take those treasured memories away from you. ‘Sending love, God bless xxx’ said another.

‘Sending love to you xx I lost my mum too early too….your mum would be so proud of you and want you to be happy….Cherish all the happy memories xxx’ consoled one fan.

Alexandra recently announced her engagement to her long-term boyfriend, Joshua Ginnelly, over the Christmas period. With such happy news, it’s no wonder that Alexandra will miss her mum a lot, as she begins to plan her wedding, and start her own life and family in the future.

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This heartfelt tribute comes just five months after the singer announced she lost her mother to kidney failure. She passed away just before Alexandra was due to start her stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

Alexandra tried to help save her mum by offering to give her one of her own kidneys but on hearing the news that it would affect her daughter’s ability to conceive, Melissa refused to accept the selfless offer.