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

7 February 2020, 12:30

Dancing on Ice professional Alex Murphy is partnered with Brian McFadden
Dancing on Ice professional Alex Murphy was partnered with Brian McFadden in 2019. Picture: PA/Instagram

By Zoe Adams

Who is DOI professional Alex Murphy? Where is she from and does she have a boyfriend? Facts revealed.

Alex Murphy joined the professional Dancing on Ice line up for it’s return in 2018 with Love Island’s Kem Cetinay.

The American dancer, who is now partnered with Joe Swash for 2020, has been a firm favourite on the ice for the past three shows - but who is she?

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

Alex Murphy has stepped in as Joe Swash's DOI parnter
Alex Murphy has stepped in as Joe Swash's DOI parnter. 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?

Alex took part in Celebrity Coach trip in 2019 where she met new boyfriend, YouTube star Paul Klein

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.