Axed 'X Factor' Contestant Lorna Simpson Says The Show Is A 'Set Up'

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After becoming the first 'X Factor' contestant to be voted off this year's series, Lorna Simpson has wasted no time in blasting the show - even claiming that it's fixed.

The singer has accused show bosses of manipulating viewers by editing certain acts favourably.

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Lorna Simpson

The 26-year-old says she believes she was the first to go because she was given no airtime, was turned into a 'Whitney clone' and made to dress like an old lady.

She told The Sun: It’s unfair. X Factor set me up to go out in the first week. They underplayed me... it was set up.

“They know the outcome of the whole competition. It’s prepared. It’s TV and they have to be ahead.”

"I had some middle-aged woman’s wardrobe. I’m 26! Why are you trying to hide me? You’ve hidden me enough.

"With my styling and being cloned as a Whitney. I’ve done other songs, I’m versatile, but I wasn't able to show the public who I am."

Lorna - who lost out to Shelley Smith in Sunday night's sing-off - is also upset that her arena audition was not televised and the fact she hardly featured in the Boot Camp or Judges’ Houses episodes.

“It was like I jumped from the audition room to Boot Camp," she said. "Of course I sat there with my family ready to watch episodes but my arena audition wasn’t ever shown."

During Sunday night's exit interview, Lorna had remained upbeat, telling Dermot O'Leary: “When you really believe in your dreams they do happen.”


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