Alexandra Burke has revealed that she’s in the process of recording a new album, on top of dedicating most of her waking hours to training for ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ as its season finale inches ever closer.

The 29 year old star might just be the hardest-working celebrity in Britain right now, telling an interviewer that she’s currently in recording sessions for her upcoming third studio album – and managing to fit it in after 10 hours of dancing rehearsals every day.

“We are practising 10 hours a day. They are long days but I absolutely love it. It hasn’t stopped me singing — I’m recording my third album at the moment,” former ‘X Factor’ winner Burke told the Evening Standard on Friday (December 1st).

Alexandra BurkeAlexandra Burke is recording a new album as well as rehearsing for 'Strictly'

“I’m basically taking whatever time I have spare in the evenings and working in my studio at home. I built it four years ago in a downstairs room — it’s small but it’s got everything I need… It’s where I recorded my last album. I always record from home now, I work better that way. I’m just really keen to get it finished.”

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The new album, set to be released in the new year, will be Burke’s first in over half a decade. She split ways with her record company RCA in 2013, citing “differeng views” of her future career, just after releasing her sophomore album Heartbreak On Hold in 2012.

Since then, she went on to hold down a successful career in the West End before signing up for this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. She’s made it as far as the final six contestants alongside her professional dance partner Gorka Marquez.

“I really feel like I surround myself with positivity — that’s my general attitude anyway," she continued, about how she's feeling as the final draws closer. "I have the attitude of, ‘All I can do is try my best’. But I just had this bad feeling. So I wasn’t shocked. We are at the final stages. And after what happened to Aston [Merrygold, former JLS star], we all know anything can happen. He was a sure ticket to the final.”

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