Days after becoming the first act to be eliminated from X Factor UK’s tenth season, Pop hopeful Lorna Simpson has made a number of startling claims in an interview with David Dinsmore‘s ‘The Sun‘.
Claims, that sing to the tune of the hit show show being rigged by producers who have handpicked this season’s winner.
Her words below…
“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.”
Alleging that the show’s production team had billed her the underdog as to have her booted from the show once its live outings kicked off, the 26 year old goes onto suggest that the show’s hair stylists, choreographers & make up artists had been asked to ‘age’ her, as to give the impression that her act & look on the show was dated.
“She said: ‘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.”
In adding to her allegations, she also cites the decision not to air her arena audition as further proof that she had been blacklisted by the series, limiting her airtime and the connection with the voting audience she feels was intentionally robbed of.
“I entered the show to get popularity. I wanted to show the world who I am. But with me, fans were like, “Who is that?” I was downplayed. I didn’t get to show who I really was.”
The ‘X Factor’ is yet to respond to the entertainer’s comments.