Burke pulls out of Gay Pride show
3:07pm Monday 3rd September 2012 in © Press Association 2014
Alexandra Burke has disappointed fans after she pulled out of performing at Brighton Pride at the weekend at the last minute.
The former X Factor winner was due to perform at the Gay Pride event at 6pm on Saturday but PinkNews.co.uk reported she cancelled at the very last minute, and claimed she did so because her team "were not satisfied with the venue with a crowd estimated in the thousands, and claimed it was not significant enough for the singer to attend".
In a statement Pride Brighton and Hove said: "The team at Pride Brighton and Hove are sad to announce that despite agreeing the full details of her performance in advance, Alexandra Burke and her management decided to remove her from the line-up at the last minute, disappointing thousands of her fans.
"Pride Brighton and Hove would like to thank Fatboy Slim, the Freemasons and all of the performers who waived their fees to perform at Preston Park for their support of Pride Brighton and Hove 2012 and the LGBT community at large."
Alexandra, who performed at the event in 2011, took to Twitter and told her fans: "Hey Guys, due to circumstances out of my control I'm unable to perform at Brighton Pride today, so sorry guys.
"Brighton Pride, I am so sorry to disappoint. I'm really disappointed too. I wasn't taking a fee for the gig... and I really wanted to perform for you all...
"However the promoter did not meet the production or technical requirements needed to make the show work. It was sadly out of my hands."
The singer's spokesperson said in a statement: "Alexandra Burke travelled to Brighton today [Saturday September 1] for Pride, but due to technical and production issues on site, she was sadly unable to perform."
Alexandra, 24, went on to play another Gay Pride gig in Cardiff on Saturday night and tweeted a picture of herself backstage with Charlotte Church.