Katie Waissel, a contestant on the seventh series of X-Factor, has has hit out at her show mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, branding the Girls Aloud singer ‘a nasty, horrible human.’
In an interview with Bella magazine, Waissell accuses Cheryl of placing too much value on public opinion and not being genuine. “When she was my mentor, she kept trying to be my best friend and steal my cigarettes. I personally thought she was nasty, a horrible human and completely not genuine.”
In a separate interview with newspaper The Sun, Waissell expands. “‘If you ask me, she is fake as shit. I just think there’s no substance to her.”
Waissel now performs with the LA-based band Red Velvet.