The Voice hopeful loses battle with cervical cancer at 34

Kristine Tarbert
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Alexis passed away on Christmas Eve after a battle with cervical cancer. Photo:

Mum-of-two and aspiring singer Alexis Woolerton, who auditioned for both The Voice and X Factor in the UK, has lost her battle with cervical cancer.

The 34-year-old was first diagnosed with the disease in July 2017, and while surgery and radiotherapy saw Alexis receive the all-clear in May 2018, the cancer returned, and it had spread.

Alexis, who passed away on Christmas Eve, won a string of singing contests and was well-known for her local karaoke performances. She then successfully auditioned to appear on both The X Factor and The Voice but couldn’t continue with the process due to her illness.

Alexis’ partner Ricky Walker has since opened up about how she missed a single pap test in 2015, which had devastating consequences.

She was first diagnosed in 2017. Photo: Facebook

“Alex missed one cervical smear in 2015, which cost her her life,” Ricky told The Mirror. 

“She used to tell women not to put off going for cervical screening.”

A friend of the singer, Stephanie Farquharson, has since launched a fundraising campaign to provide the holiday of a lifetime for her two young children.

“She was an amazing singer. One and Only by Adele was our song. She used to sing it to me with such  passion,” Ricky said.

Alexis leaves behind daughters, Ava, eight, and Annie, seven. 

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