18/10/2014 06:51 BST | Updated 18/10/2014 06:59 BST

'X Factor': Stephanie Nala Reveals She's Been Bombarded With Over 200 Vile Twitter Messages From Online Trolls

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Stephanie Nala

X Factor’ hopeful Stephanie Nala has revealed the extent of the violent threats she’s been receiving during her time on the show, including from former gang rivals.

The young singer claims that she has been bombarded with over 200 hateful messages over the past week, admitting that it put her in mind of problems she had with gangs earlier in her life, that had her scared to leave the school gates.