X Factor’s Alexandra Burke has vowed not to follow in the footsteps of Leona Lewis – by promising to go on tour sooner rather than later.

Leona – who won The X Factor in December 2006 – won’t begin her UK arena tour until next spring, but Alexandra said she’s already ready to go.

She told the Daily Star: “I definitely won’t take as long as Leona, there’s something in the pipeline already for sure.”

This week Alexandra sang at Mencap’s Little Noise charity gig in Islington, north London, and she was thrilled with her performance.

She said: “My management were very happy with my performance. They were like ‘You know what, you just proved something to us’.

“Performing is what I’m about and doing it for such a special cause in my hometown is inspiring.”

And last year’s X Factor winner thinks her successor should be Olly Murs.

She said: “I’m rooting for the Overs. I thought it would Jamie Afro and Olly in the final – but I was shocked that Jamie went out.

“No, it’s all about Olly for me.”