It seems Alexandra Burke is not one of those celebrities who get involved with charities to make people like them. The Broken Heels singer revealed that an aunt suffering from cancer led her to become an ambassador and raise money for the Breast Cancer Care charity.

The 23-year-old star explained her heartache over her aunt, who suffered from breast cancer and died in her arms from the disease when Alexandra was younger.

My auntie Jean had breast cancer. She died in my arms in hospital. We were there for her very last moments. I really do this because of her. It was a life-changing moment for my family. I just want to do my part to give back.

To raise money for the cause, Burke will perform at the special Girls’ Night Out concert on 12 January alongside X Factor winners Little Mix, Chipmunk and Dionne Bromfield.