Telegram is an instant messaging platform that uses end-to-end encryption.
This allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls as well as share files.
Alex later replied to a follower who suggested why she’d been impersonated.
Jim Parlett replied on Twitter: “Well, quite frankly, Alex, we’d all like to have your smile, sense of humour and graciousness.
“So I think they’re just jealous!”