Pizza waitress Roxy Yarnold (pictured right) is not the total amateur she professed herself to be. She was hand-picked by Simon Cowell’s Syco record label to tour with stars of the label including Westlife, Shayne Ward and G4 in 2007. That year, Louis Walsh even mentioned her in an interview, saying: “She’s young, she’s pretty, she’s talented and I just think she’s got a great future.”
In the same interview, Roxy admitted her manager knows Louis “It really helps to have someone like Louis Walsh helping you,” she said.
Well, here Walsh is helping her again. But show bosses defended the inclusion of Roxy in The X Factor, saying she is definitely not the first contestant with music business experience.
Another contestant, George Gerasimou, who verbally attacked new judge Tulisa Contostavlos, said show producers wound him up and made him hyped up and angry before his audition, just to make better TV.
According to the Sunday Mirror, Kitty Brucknell (26) had a meltdown at boot camp, crying: “I want to jump off a cliff, I can’t carry on.” Her diva tantrums have seen her dubbed “the new Katie Waissel.”
The newsaper claims she broke down at the Selsdon Park Hotel in Croydon, sobbing: “This is the worst day of my life. The public are going to hate me. The judges just don’t get me.”
Frankie Cocozza, the X Factor auditionee who revealed seven girls’ names tattooed on his bottom to the judges and TV viewers, has already had an affair with another contestant. Quick worker!
Northern Ireland’s Janet Devlin is already a hot favorite to do well. She says she is glad Simon Cowell is no longer on the X Factor UK judging panel because she thought he’d hate her.
Simon Cowell has also admitted that The X Factor UK show is better without him. He said the same thing about The X Factor US when he left that. The shows have become more about the contestants, not him, and he is impressed with the way the new judges are handling auditions.
Do you agree that the X Factor is better without Simon Cowell? What do you think to the scandals to hit the show already, after just one week on TV?