X Factor Judge Simon Cowell was in a ruthless mood this evening (December 1) after he appeared to take a swipe at former contestant Fleur East for her appearance on I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Lord! this year.
Fleur is taking part in the current series of the ITV jungle show, but initially became known around the UK for her spot in 2014’s X Factor – eventually losing in the Final to Ben Haenow.
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Following his singer Scarlett Lee’s dazzling performance tonight, in which she gave a rendition of ‘Your Song’ by Elton John, Simon had some strict words for the fledging competition winner.
“This is the first time I’ve felt your nerves because you’re all about personality and a big voice. This weekend could change your life,” he shared.
“I do not want you in the jungle in two years drinking worm juice. I want you either on Broadway, West End, [or] selling records. “
Fleur’s experience in the Australian jungle has included drinking a cup of nasty blended ingredients, which is likely to be what Simon was referring to.
As you can see below, those logged in social Media was not very impressed by Simon’s apparent dig.
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Was this a step too far?
The X Factor concludes tomorrow (December 2) on ITV at 7.30pm and I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! returns on the same channel at 9pm.
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