‘X Factor’ 2016: Sinitta Makes ‘Scapegoat’ Claims, After Being Ditched From Judges’ Houses

'It’s mental if I have been thrown off the show because of this.'

14/09/2016 11:27

Sinitta won’t be appearing on ‘The X Factor’ this year, and it’s fair to say she’s really not happy about it.

She was absent from the Judges Houses’ stage - where she normally assists Simon Cowell - last year, and was thought to be returning for 2016, however she’s now been ditched in favour of Mel B.

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This is the second time Sinitta has been dropped from the Judges' Houses stage

The news comes following the first fix scandal of the news series, which began when it was revealed that The Brooks, who are signed to her management label, had made it through this year’s auditions.

Last weekend, viewers saw them make it through to bootcamp, and Sinitta has now addressed claims that she was dropped in order to avoid further fix accusations.

During an appearance on ‘Lorraine’, she said: “It’s mental if I have been thrown off the show because of this. There always has to be a scapegoat I guess.”

On Wednesday (14 September) morning, it was revealed that Simon has chosen Mel to assist him this year, while Calvin Harris, Alesha Dixon and Robbie Williams will help Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne, respectively.

There are still a number of room auditions to be screened in the coming weeks, but there are already plenty of big personalities shining through on the current series.

The Brooks aren’t the only familiar faces who have appeared this year, as 2014 contestant Janet Grogan also wowed the judges.

Anelisa Lambola, who competed on the show in 2007, is also being touted as one to watch after her show-stopping audition.

'X Factor' 2016 Auditions Begin

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