Alex Burke owes Simon £1,000 after topping chart

Monday October 19, 2009

The success of Alexandra Burke's number one single, Bad Boys, came with a £1,000 price tag as she lost out on a bet with Simon Cowell.

The X-Factor star is now out a thousand pounds out of pocket after betting the music mogul that she wouldn't make it to the top of the charts. 

Alex has outsold Robbie Williams' comeback single Bodies by almost 100,000 copies. She has also broken the record for the fastest selling album of 2009. The 21-year-old celebrated her success with a performance at G-A-Y in London on Saturday night (pictured). 

Alex has said that she will be donating the £1,000 to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. Simon, who matched the donation, commented that he thought this was a good way for Alex to feel like she owns a dog, even though she is too busy now to have a pooch of her own.

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