Alexandra Burke finally confirms engagement with heartfelt Instagram post

Alexandra Burke had some very happy news to share with fans last night, as she revealed she is engaged to boyfriend Joshua Ginnelly.

The singer – who found fame after being crowned the winner of The X Factor in 2008 – finally confirmed she the news after weeks of speculation.

’18-12-17 🇫🇷 I said YES! Smiling as I type this because it was the best day ever in Paris and so unexpected. My soul mate and my love asked me something that I could only have dreamt of. Being in love is one of the most magical feelings life has to offer,’ she captioned a shot of her palm decorated with a message.

Alexandra’s sparkler is also visible in the picture which sees her and her husband-to-be kissing.

‘So grateful for this amazing man in my life who has supported my family and I through so much. We decided to keep this between us for a while to enjoy this special moment and that’s why we haven’t said anything.’

Alexandra, 29, went on to gush about how excited she is for the next chapter in her life.

‘Something so amazing honestly felt so overwhelming because there was only one person I wanted to call when it happened. I know she is smiling and very happy for us both – because little did I know she knew about it. 😇

18-12- 17 🇫🇷 I said YES! Smiling as I type this because it was the best day ever in Paris and so unexpected. My soul mate and my love asked me something that I could only have dreamt of. Being in love is one of the most magical feelings life has to offer. So grateful for this amazing man in my life who has supported my family and I through so much. We decided to keep this between us for a while to enjoy this special moment and that’s why we haven’t said anything… Something so amazing honestly felt so overwhelming because there was only one person I wanted to call when it happened. I know she is smiling and very happy for us both – because little did I know she knew about it. 😇 For those who guessed and have left such beautiful messages – thank you. Josh is someone who makes me so happy and I’ve never felt this kind of love before. Here’s to an amazing future that’s filled with love, joy and so much happiness. I love you Joshua Ginnelly. I can’t wait to see what our future brings and what God provides for us xxx

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‘For those who guessed and have left such beautiful messages – thank you. Josh is someone who makes me so happy and I’ve never felt this kind of love before. Here’s to an amazing future that’s filled with love, joy and so much happiness.

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‘I love you Joshua Ginnelly. I can’t wait to see what our future brings and what God provides for us xxx.’

Alexandra, who started dating Joshua in 2016, sweetly tagged the location of her Instagram post as ‘Cloud 9’.

Many of the star’s followers sent congratulatory messages.

‘Congratulations Queen. @alexandramusic you deserve to be happy always,’ said one.

Another added: ‘Congratulations, hope you will both we very happy together!’