After receiving a series of death threats on Twitter last week, Alexandra Burke has refused to hire bodyguards for her protection.

The 23-year-old attended the launch of her new make up collection Lip Boom for makeup brand Make Up Academy under police protection on Wednesday night. But despite being initially ‘freaked out’ about the threatening tweets, Alexandra has spoken out saying that hiring a bodyguard is a little unnecessary. She told The Daily Star:

Can you imagine me walking around with a massive, beefy man by my side? I just wouldn’t want that… I wouldn’t walk around all day with a bodyguard because of all this. I’m hoping that’s an end to it now and I can just go back to normal. I think it’s done.

Alex wouldn’t want a big beefy man by her side? Wow… Defoe taught her well.