Who is Alex Murphy? The Dancing On Ice 2019 pro paired with Brian McFadden

Here's everything you need to know about Alex Murphy, the professional who is partnered with Brian McFadden.

Who is Alex Murphy?

Alex is an American professional skater who was a late addition to the Dancing On Ice line-up.

Aged 29, she grew up near Boston in the city of North-Woburn.

She has previously appeared in the Dutch version of DOI, and appeared in Disney on Ice productions and travelled the world as a cruise ship performer.

It was during a 2012 cruise that Alex suffered a stroke as the ship sailed near the Canary Islands.

She spent a week in a hospital in Tenerife, and then a week in a hospital in Miami.

Alex later said of the terrifying ordeal: "They couldn’t find out just what it was in the Canary Islands after a week.

“I had a headache for a few days but figured it would go away. It didn’t. Then I collapsed on the ship.

“It was a long one for me. It all lasted about 15 minutes but it seemed a lot longer.”

It turned out that she had a hole in her heart, which was repaired with keyhole surgery.

Is Alex on Instagram and Twitter?

Alex's Instagram account is @almurph18, and is filled with photos of her both on the ice and off.

She is also on Twitter under the name @almurph18.

When will Dancing On Ice 2019 start?

Dancing On Ice 2019 returned to ITV in January and the final will air on Sunday (March 10) from 6pm to 8pm.

Phillip Schofield is presenting the hit show once more alongside Holly Willoughby, who revealed the news of the show's return live on This Morning in late January.

Skating icons and current judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean returned as judges, alongside Jason Gardiner and Ashley Banjo.

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