15/07/2015 13:00 BST

'X Factor' 2015: Sam Bailey Hits Out At New Judges Nick Grimshaw And Rita Ora, Before Attacking Cheryl's Miming

It’s fair to say that the new ‘X Factor’ panel has divided opinion, and one person who isn’t feeling new recruits Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw is former winner Sam Bailey.


The singer has hit out at the latest additions to the panel, questioning if they really had the credentials to be judging and nurturing new talent.

Sam Bailey

Speaking to Closer magazine, Sam said: “I don’t get the new line-up. Rita Ora’s a great singer, but would I have wanted some new star who’s been to stage school telling me what to do?

“And as for Nick Grimshaw, how is he judging a talent show like ‘The X Factor’?”

Sam also hit out at returning judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, calling out her lip-synching habits.

“Cheryl is a lovely person and very passionate, but I don’t agree with her miming during performances and I don’t want to take advice from someone who doesn’t have a powerful voice,” she added.

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