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Burke wants to relaunch herself as actress

Posted on Feb 23, 04:07PM | IANS

Los Angeles, Feb 23 : British singer Alexandra Burke has decided to move away from pop music and relaunch herself as an actress.

The 24-year-old has released two albums since she shot to fame through Britain's "The X Factor" in 2008. But she is now plotting a career change.

Burke has been taking acting lessons in recent months and wants to concentrate on working in the theatre, after previously turning down a number of film and TV roles, reports dailymail.co.uk.

"I'm taking my career in a different direction. In the past there were TV and movie offers, but I wasn't ready to look at them as I wasn't confident enough," she said.

She made her West End debut last year when she made a cameo appearance in "Les Miserables" as part of a charity fundraiser.