X Factor: Alexandra Burke was a little upset when Cheryl Cole tweeted her – wins support from Jay Sean, Pitbull and One Direction’s Niall Horan

Alexandra Burke has admitted that she was a little annoyed when Cheryl Cole tweeted her a few weeks ago.

The former X Factor winner used to be close to Cole, who acted as her mentor on the ITV show and admitted afterwards that they stayed in regular contact by phone. However, it appears that when Cheryl headed to America, the friendship fizzled out and Alex was surprised when Cole messaged her on Twitter last month.

Chez wrote:

@alexandramusic Omg !!.. Where have i been .. Alexandra looking HOT !! In her new Video.. #YesAlex .. Ps.. Text me your secrets please lmao.

However, Burke wasn’t as chuffed as one would expect and told The Daily Star that she wishes the star had gotten in touch privately for a proper catch up.

She said:

“I haven’t heard anything from Cheryl for over a year and then she tweeted me publically the other day, which I was really surprised about.”

She added:

“I’ve texted her a few times but never heard anything back, so I was surprised to hear from her on twitter, which was very public.

“Don’t get me wrong, it was great for her to get in touch and it was a very lovely message. But I would prefer to hear from her more privately and maybe go for a drink and catch-up properly.”

However, though she may have been dumped by Cheryl, it seems that Alex has kept in touch with American star Beyonce, after they duetted on the X Factor final in 2008.

“She’s lovely,” Alex gushed, adding:

“It is an honour to know someone so beautiful.”

Burke released the lead single ‘Elephant’ from her as yet untitled second album this week. She will discover this evening how it performed in the UK singles chart, but must be chuffed with the amount of support she has received from her fellow celebrities.

One Direction singer Niall Horan tweeted this week saying:

Peeps! My buddie @alexandramusic has a new single called “elephant” its a tuuuune! Go get it!

Pitbull added:

And if ur in the US and haven’t heard “Elephant” by @erikmorillo & @alexandramusic u can check it out here.

Jay Sean also wrote:

congrats to @alexandramusic on the midweek for elephant! And congrats to @AmitandNaroop for directing the video!!! awesome!

Watch the video below…..

Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!