Plus, Kitty Brucknell in hospital dash drama
The Sun today reports that ex-con Derry Mensah – who apparently “sailed through” Boot Camp – is banned from joining his would be mentor in the States.
The ban comes because given that Derry has a criminal record, he can’t get a visa to visit the States.
The paper adds, “Derry will be mentored by N-Dubz star Tulisa in Greece with the bands.”
It seems it was Kelly Rowland’s idea that Derry be part of a group rather than singing solo.
And apropos of which judge landed which category, it seems that Kelly got the Girls, Tulisa the Groups, Gary the Boys and Louis the Over 26s, if what the paper says is correct.
Both Gary and Kelly took their Boot Camp finalists to the States, while Louis went to Spain and, as mentioned, Tulisa went to Greece.
In other news, wannabe Kitty Brucknell was reportedly rushed to hospital after suffering an allergic reaction to mosquito bites, which made her leg “swell up to the size of a melon.”
The Sun states that the incident happened during the Judges’ Houses round at Louis Walsh’s Barcelona home.
A friend of Kitty’s told the paper, “Kitty was really freaked out by it. She got a series of bites all over one of her legs which made it swell up to the size of a melon.
“She was really worried about it.
“A doctor examined her and gave her an injection in her bottom in order to bring the swelling down.
“She was really embarrassed to make a scene but it really upset her.”
The paper adds, “Kitty has faced a series of dramas since appearing on the first audition show a fortnight ago.
“Her kooky performance led to a series of hate pages being set up on Facebook and she has admitted receiving death threats.”
More X Factor news soon!