Alex Murphy Dancing on Ice: DOI professional’s boyfriend, nationality and stroke ordeal revealed

9 January 2019, 17:36 | Updated: 10 January 2019, 10:50

Dancing on Ice professional Alex Murphy is partnered with Brian McFadden
Dancing on Ice professional Alex Murphy is partnered with Brian McFadden. Picture: PA/Instagram

By Zoe Adams

Westlife’s Brian McFadden is teamed up with Kem Cetinay’s DOI professional Alex Murphy but who is she? Facts and details revealed.

Alex Murphy joined the professional Dancing on Ice line up for it’s return in 2018 with Love Island’s Kem Cetinay and is now taking to the ice with Westlife’s Brian McFadden.

The American dancer, aged 29, made it to the finals last year and is back, ready to take on celebs including Gemma Collins, James Jordan and many more - but who is Alex Murphy?

From where Alex is from, to her boyfriend and even her stroke ordeal, here are all the facts you need to know:

Dancing on Ice Alex Murphy boyfriend
Alex Murphy is in a long term relationship with her doctor boyfriend. Picture: Alex Murphy/Instagram

Where is DOI professional Alex Murphy from?

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.

Does Alex have a boyfriend?

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."

DOI's Alex Murphy had a stroke
DOI's Alex Murphy has been very open about her stroke journey. Picture: Alex Murphy/Instagram

Alex Murphy’s stroke

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.