Croydon X Factor contestant first to get voted off


Lorna Simpson. Pic: ITV

Lorna Simpson. Pic: ITV

Croydon’s Lorna Simpson is the first contestant to be axed from X Factor.

Lorna Simpson, 26, from Thornton Heath, Croydon, was the first contestant to be eliminated on Sunday night’s X Factor.

Simpson lost a sing-off to fellow over 25s contestant and single mother, Shelley Smith, 34, and received the smallest amount of public votes.

Simpson has since blasted the show, claiming that it is rigged and has accused show bosses of manipulating viewers by editing acts.

The singer believes that she was the first to go because she was given no airtime and was turned into a “Whitney Clone” and made to dress like an old lady.

She told the Sun: “They know the outcome of the whole competition. It’s prepared. It’s TV and they have to be ahead.”

“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.”

Simpson remained upbeat during her Sunday night exit interview saying:  “When you really believe in your dreams they do happen.”

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