Udder-ly good teamwork! Alexandra Burke gets the back end of a panto COW costume as she joins Strictly partner Gorka Márquez on The One Show... after fur coat controversy

She has been plagued with controversy since her Strictly Come Dancing debut, most recently sparking outrage by wearing a fur coat.

Yet Alexandra Burke proved she is made of steely stuff on Wednesday as she joined her professional partner?Gorka Márquez for an appearance on The One Show, humorously dressed as a cow.

The 29-year-old has been met with criticism from fans, who have branded the star as 'fake' on the BBC entertainment show while she also apologised for stepping out in a real fur coat as she claimed she was unaware of the garment's history.

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Brave face: Alexandra Burke proved she is made of steely stuff on Wednesday as she joined her professional partner Gorka Márquez for an appearance on The One Show - just days after coming under fire for being 'fake' and sporting a fur coat

Brave face: Alexandra Burke proved she is made of steely stuff on Wednesday as she joined her professional partner Gorka Márquez for an appearance on The One Show - just days after coming under fire for being 'fake' and sporting a fur coat

Alexandra looked as though she did not have a care in the world on Wednesday as she seemed to dismiss her critics for her turn on the chat show.?

She did get hit a bum note by agreeing to the back end of a cow costume and sporting the udders on her belly.?

Her dance partner was the front end and therefore sporting the face of their pantomime cow.?

Teamwork: The duo were dressed as a cow for the TV show

Teamwork: The duo were dressed as a cow for the TV show

Great teamwork: The duo proved to be the ultimate team as they acted out one animal

Great teamwork: The duo proved to be the ultimate team as they acted out one animal

Double act: Gorka got to serve as the front end of the cow with his head in hand

Double act: Gorka got to serve as the front end of the cow with his head in hand

Alexandra certainly seemed to see the funny side and got into the spirit of the TV show appearance amid the backlash.

She arrived in a low-key outfit, sporting her favourite Louis Vuitton scarf with a chic padded jacked while pairing the look with a handbag from the same designer.?

There was no disguising her broad smile as she dragged suitcases through London with her dance partner.?

Just days before, The X Factor winner insisted 'there's nothing fake' about her dance journey on?Strictly in an interview with?Radio Times.

Joker: Alexandra certainly seemed to embrace the hilarious skit

Joker: Alexandra certainly seemed to embrace the hilarious skit

Having a laugh: She brushed off the recent criticism and showed the public her funny side

Having a laugh: She brushed off the recent criticism and showed the public her funny side

There's only One Show where you can dress up: They seemed to be reenacting a panto of their own

There's only One Show where you can dress up: They seemed to be reenacting a panto of their own

She has been met with criticism from fans, who have branded the star as 'fake' on the?BBC entertainment show.?

The former X Factor winner explains her worries on disapproval from Strictly viewers in the new interview: 'The thing is, I fear some viewers see that as me not being genuine.?

'I can’t help but sometimes read the negative comments people have written on social media about me being fake and it does upset me.'

Protecting her dedication and passion for the show, she continued: 'It’s just such a shame that some people can’t see how hard I’m working, how nervous I am, but also how much I’m loving every minute of this experience – there’s nothing fake about that!'

Keeping warm: Presenter Alex Jones was seen keeping warm in a festive red coat

Keeping warm: Presenter Alex Jones was seen keeping warm in a festive red coat

Warming up: She was joined by One Show co-host Matt Baker

Warming up: She was joined by One Show co-host Matt Baker

Smiling for the fans: As she left the studio on Wednesday night, she wore a large smile

Smiling for the fans: As she left the studio on Wednesday night, she wore a large smile

Giddy: She was elegant in her sparkling jumpsuit and nude heels

Giddy: She was elegant in her sparkling jumpsuit and nude heels

Giddy: She couldn't wipe the smile from her face after the TV appearance

Giddy: She couldn't wipe the smile from her face after the TV appearance

Happy days:?Alexandra was seen arriving at the studios earlier that night, all wrapped up

Happy days:?Alexandra was seen arriving at the studios earlier that night, all wrapped up

'There's nothing fake about that!':?The 29-year-old has been met with criticism from fans, who have branded the star as 'fake' on the BBC entertainment show while she also apologised for stepping out in a real fur coat as she claimed she was unaware of the garment's history

'There's nothing fake about that!':?The 29-year-old has been met with criticism from fans, who have branded the star as 'fake' on the BBC entertainment show while she also apologised for stepping out in a real fur coat as she claimed she was unaware of the garment's history

Not a care in the world:?Alexandra looked as though she did not have a care in the world on Wednesday as she seemed to dismiss her critics for her turn on the chat show

Not a care in the world:?Alexandra looked as though she did not have a care in the world on Wednesday as she seemed to dismiss her critics for her turn on the chat show

TV star:?'I can’t help but sometimes read the negative comments people have written on social media about me being fake and it does upset me.'

TV star:?'I can’t help but sometimes read the negative comments people have written on social media about me being fake and it does upset me.'

Support: Gorka joined his dance partner as they headed into the venue looking low-key

Support: Gorka joined his dance partner as they headed into the venue looking low-key

Hitting back:?The former X Factor winner explains her worries on disapproval from Strictly viewers in the new interview: 'The thing is, I fear some viewers see that as me not being genuine

Hitting back:?The former X Factor winner explains her worries on disapproval from Strictly viewers in the new interview: 'The thing is, I fear some viewers see that as me not being genuine

It was last Saturday night that Alexandra was first faced with criticism about her 'insincere' tears.

Despite seeming weepy and emotional about the comments she received for her quickstep during the Blackpool Tower special, viewers pointed out that there were no tears on her face.?

Alexandra goes on to speak about her good luck charm on the show, a teddy bear named Family: 'I’ll be keeping a firm grip on my good luck teddy... I take him everywhere with me.'

Sticking up for herself: The same day, Alexandra - who has previously posed naked in support of animal rights for PETA - defended herself after she came under fire  for wearing a real fur coat

Sticking up for herself: The same day, Alexandra - who has previously posed naked in support of animal rights for PETA - defended herself after she came under fire for wearing a real fur coat

Dedicated: Alexandra reveals that she is 'loving every minute' of her Strictly experience in the latest issue of Radio Times

Dedicated: Alexandra reveals that she is 'loving every minute' of her Strictly experience in the latest issue of Radio Times

'He’s upstairs sitting in Claudia’s pod during the results show; and while I’m performing Billy – one of the amazing wardrobe guys – straps him to his belt so he can watch me. Then as soon as I’ve finished and I’m allowed to bring him on screen, I’m always holding him tight.'

This interview follows the backlash from Strictly viewers as the star was pictured in a real fur coat, four years after her animal rights campaign for PETA in 2013.

Alexandra took to Twitter on Monday to address the issue, confessing: 'I’ve just learned the sad truth of how a coat I wore recently was made.'

She remorsefully continued: 'I am an animal lover, as most of you will know I have 4 dogs. I should have asked how it was manufactured and now I know, I will never wear it again. I am really sorry for any hurt or upset I have caused xx.'

'There's nothing fake about that!': Alexandra Burke, 29, insists her journey on Strictly Come Dancing is genuine in an interview with Radio Times, as she was hit with fan criticism

'There's nothing fake about that!': Alexandra Burke, 29, insists her journey on Strictly Come Dancing is genuine in an interview with Radio Times, as she was hit with fan criticism

Response: The former X Factor winner, 29 - who has previously posed naked in support of animal rights for PETA - took to Twitter on Monday to admit she didn't know the history of the garment, confessing: 'I’ve just learned the sad truth of how a coat I wore recently was made'

Response: The former X Factor winner, 29 - who has previously posed naked in support of animal rights for PETA - took to Twitter on Monday to admit she didn't know the history of the garment, confessing: 'I’ve just learned the sad truth of how a coat I wore recently was made'

Alexandra wore a Canada Goose jacket, featuring a removable North American Coyote fur ruff, when she arrived at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool last week.

Since then, several eagle-eyed viewers have branded the star 'disgusting', a 'fake' and a 'hypocrite' for her choice of outerwear attire.?

'Alexandra Burke is a #fake. She was seen on her VT last night wearing fur on her jacket #CanadaGoose,' one fan wrote, leading the backlash against the star.

'Clearly she only did the PETA thing just for PR. #StrictlyComeDancing 2017 #strictly #scd #scd2017 #StrictlyComeDancing.'

'She's a hypocrite':?The singer wore a Canada Goose jacket, featuring a removable North American Coyote fur ruff, when she arrived at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool on November 18

'She's a hypocrite':?The singer wore a Canada Goose jacket, featuring a removable North American Coyote fur ruff, when she arrived at the Tower Ballroom, Blackpool on November 18

?'Nobody will vote for her':?As a result, the Bodyguard leading lady could face losing the support from viewers at home as Twitter was awash with backlash against her attire

?'Nobody will vote for her':?As a result, the Bodyguard leading lady could face losing the support from viewers at home as Twitter was awash with backlash against her attire

Alexandra went completely naked for a People for a Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) campaign against animal cruelty in October 2013.?

The poster was emblazoned with the slogan promoting the cause:?'I'd rather go naked than wear fur.'

Yet four years after the promotion in November 2017, the West End beauty was spotted sporting her own real fur Canada Goose jacket.

As a result, the Bodyguard leading lady could face losing the support from viewers at home as Twitter was awash with backlash against her attire.

'Nobody will vote for her': Eagle-eyed viewers have blasted the dancing contestant as 'disgusting', a 'fake' and a 'hypocrite' for her choice of outerwear attire

'Nobody will vote for her': Eagle-eyed viewers have blasted the dancing contestant as 'disgusting', a 'fake' and a 'hypocrite' for her choice of outerwear attire

Canada Goose explained why they use real Coyote fur ruff detailing on their products on their website.

The company wrote: 'In the coldest environments, a fur-trimmed hood creates turbulent air, which helps protect the face from frostbite.

'We recently implemented a traceability program to ensure our fur is sourced from animals that have not been subjected to any unfair practices, willful mistreatment or undue harm, and materials are fully traceable throughout the supply chain.'?

Alexandra has been topping the leader board with her near perfect scores each week in the arms of her professional dancer Gorka.

Revealed: The songstress found herself in a shock dance-off with Susan Calman and her partner Kevin Clifton on Sunday's pre-recorded show

Revealed: The songstress found herself in a shock dance-off with Susan Calman and her partner Kevin Clifton on Sunday's pre-recorded show

Yet on Saturday, she only secured fourth place when she only scored a seven from judge Craig Revel Horwood.?

And the songstress found herself in a shock dance-off with Susan Calman and her partner Kevin Clifton on Sunday's pre-recorded show.

Fans rushed to social media to defend the star's dancing technique with gushing compliments about her ability.

Followers wrote:?'Alexandra is the best dancer ever on Strictly but how did she end doing the dance off? Racist voting?'

'Why do the audience at home hate Alexandra Burke so much? What exactly has she done wrong? what did I miss?'

'#AlexandraBurke on dance off? This is the point I get confused with the voting public! She has delivered week after week!'

Alexandra sailed into the Musicals week after she was saved by all four judges.??

'She is the best dancer':?Fans rushed to social media to defend the star's dancing technique with gushing compliments about her ability

'She is the best dancer':?Fans rushed to social media to defend the star's dancing technique with gushing compliments about her ability

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