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3 March 2019, 16:49 | Updated: 3 March 2019, 16:51
Westlife’s Brian McFadden is teamed up with Kem Cetinay’s DOI professional Alex Murphy but who is she? Facts and details revealed.
From where Alex is from, to her boyfriend and even her stroke ordeal, here are all the facts you need to know:
Born in the United States, the DOI star grew up near Boston in the city North-Woburn.
Thanks to her dancing and ice career, she has travelled the world and even took up residence in Germany where she competed on their version of Dancing on Ice.
Brian’s other dancing half is currently very loved-up with boyfriend Marcus Stammen who features all over her Instagram page.
A doctor, she once joked on social media: “If your doctor looked like this, you'd throw yourself down the stairs daily."
Alex has been very open and honest about her tough health journey which saw her suffer a stroke at the young age of 23.
Working on a cruise ship around the Canary Islands, Alex said: “They couldn’t find out just what it was in the Canary Islands after a week.
“I had a headache for a few days but figured it would go away. It didn’t. Then I collapsed on the ship.”
It turned out Alex had a hole in her heart, which was repaired with keyhole surgery.