You’d be forgiven for thinking that ‘X Factor’ hopefuls Blonde Electra were raised around unicorns, next to a rainbow river, but they’ve now said that the reality of their childhood was quite different.
The sister duo have revealed that they grew up in a religious cult headed by their father, with whom they lost almost all contact when they left home as teenagers.
Ruby, who makes up one half of the duo, explains to The Sun: “Our dad created his own cult. It was very restrictive - we were very isolated.”
The pair also revealed that the only contact they’ve had with their father since leaving home 10 years ago is “hate mail” he will occasionally send them, warning them that they will go to hell for their involvement in the entertainment industry.
“But our parents believe that, once you leave, you’re going to hell. We have hardly any contact with them - though our dad writes us hate mails.”
Blonde Electra will be making their debut on the ‘X Factor’ live stage this weekend, along with fellow groups Only The Young and the new boyband.
One wildcard group, chosen by Mel B, is also going to be unveiled on Saturday night, which, according to one report, will be Overload, the boyband sent home during Boot Camp.