Alexandra Burke covers her left hand at Heathrow amid rumours she's engaged to Josh Ginnelly... after revealing struggles to cope without late mum Melissa during festive period

She sparked rumours that she got engaged to her beau Josh Ginnelly after the lovebirds returned from a romantic trip to Paris.

And Alexandra Burke, 29, fuelled the speculation as she continued to hide her wedding finger with her jacket sleeve while strolling through Heathrow airport on Boxing Day.  

The Strictly finalist, who admitted she struggled to cope with Christmas without her late mum Melissa, looked excited to be spending the festive period abroad. 

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Some-ring to hide? Alexandra Burke, 29, fuelled rumours that she's engaged to beau Josh Ginnelly as she continued to hide her wedding finger at Heathrow airport on Boxing Day

Some-ring to hide? Alexandra Burke, 29, fuelled rumours that she's engaged to beau Josh Ginnelly as she continued to hide her wedding finger at Heathrow airport on Boxing Day

The West End sensation turned heads for the outing, rocking ripped high-waisted jeans with killer vinyl stiletto boots.

She completed the look with a skintight white vest and an adrogynous baseball-inspired grey bomber jacket.

Wearing her raven tresses in tight curls, the Bodyguard star wore minimal make-up to show off her pretty features. 

Forgetting her troubles: The Strictly finalist, who admitted she struggled to cope with Christmas without her late mum Melissa, looked excited to be spending the festive period abroad

Forgetting her troubles: The Strictly finalist, who admitted she struggled to cope with Christmas without her late mum Melissa, looked excited to be spending the festive period abroad

Something to tell us? Alexandra sparked enegagement rumours after she enjoyed a romantic break in Paris with Josh - and she has hidden her ring ever since

Something to tell us? Alexandra sparked enegagement rumours after she enjoyed a romantic break in Paris with Josh - and she has hidden her ring ever since

Alexandra seemed to be in great spirits, despite narrowly losing the Glitter Ball Trophy to former Holby star Joe McFadden and his dance partner Katya Jones in the tesne Strictly final.

She jetted off to Paris for a romantic getaway with her beau Josh shortly after the show ended.

Ever since the couple returned, rumours have been swirling that the pair got engaged during their private getaway to the French capital.

Many fans cheekily hinted at a possible engagement with ring emojis but one brazen follower commented on her Instagram: 'Thought you might come back engaged.'

In mourning: Her mother Melissa Bell sadly passed away in August after a nine-year battle with kidney disease

In mourning: Her mother Melissa Bell sadly passed away in August after a nine-year battle with kidney disease

Twitter post: The Strictly star admitted she was struggling to cope with the festive period after her loss - but told her fans to smile even though their hearts might be breaking

Twitter post: The Strictly star admitted she was struggling to cope with the festive period after her loss - but told her fans to smile even though their hearts might be breaking

On her return, Alexandra has proved to be coy covering her left hand while she has appeared across London.

It comes as the singer revealed she was finding it hard to cope without her late soul singer mum, taking to Twitter on Christmas Day to reveal she was 'trying [her] best to stay positive'.

The Strictly star wished her followers a merry Christmas and told them to smile even though their hearts might be breaking.

Alexandra tweeted: 'A very merry Christmas to you all. Sending you all so much love on this day.

Teary: Alexandra became emotional as she reflected on her 'tough journey' to get to the glittering Strictly Grand Final earlier this month

Teary: Alexandra became emotional as she reflected on her 'tough journey' to get to the glittering Strictly Grand Final earlier this month

'For those who aren't here with us - we must try our best to smile for them.

'Think of all the good times shared. Trying my best to stay positive for my loved ones. Have a great day guys. All my love - AB X.'

Alexandra's poignant post resonated with fans, who thanked her for her well wishes and sent her messages of encouragement.

Last Saturday night, Alexandra became emotional as she reflected on her 'tough journey' to get to the glittering Grand Final, after performing a dazzling jive to Tina Turner's Proud Mary.

Close final: Despite topping the Strictly leaderboard, she lost out on the Glitterball Trophy to Holby City actor Joe McFadden

Close final: Despite topping the Strictly leaderboard, she lost out on the Glitterball Trophy to Holby City actor Joe McFadden

Clutching a tissue in her hand, the 29-year-old singer welled up as she said: 'I really don't want to cry. It's been a tough journey and for it to be the last one with you [partner Gorka Marquez], I'm gutted about that.'

Holding back the tears, she added: 'It has brought so much joy to my life. I am so so happy, let's just enjoy the rest of the night.

'I really believe my family would be proud, I think my mum would be the proudest mother. To know I continued with her dream and was part of something so great, and something so magical...'

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