Abi Alton has told ITV News Tyne Tees that she feels priviledged to have had the support of the North East during her time on The X Factor. More to follow.
Abi Alton, from Guisborough in North Yorkshire, has spoken out after her eviction from The X Factor.
Speaking on ITV's Daybreak this morning, she said the experience had been "difficult".
"I learnt loads of stuff and met so many interesting people", she added. Looking ahead, she said the contest was "anyone's game".
And, as one door closes another one opens. Thankyou for supporting me on this incredible journey xxx
Former X Factor contestant Abi Alton, from Guisborough, thanks her fans for all their support.
Abi Alton, from Guisborough, was taken to hospital after The X Factor on Sunday October 21. Her fans have taken to Twitter to show her they are supporting her.
A friend of Abi Alton has tweeted a message from the Alton family. In it, Abi's parents, Paul and Sharon, thank fans for voting for their daughter and showing concern when she was taken to hospital.
The message reads:
"Thank you all for your kind words and support, it means so much to us. Abi was a superstar as always...thank you all so much for voting. Thanks also for your concerns about Abi and her trip to hospital - thankfully she is well, no damage done - hey the kid from Teesside and made of strong stuff!!"
Abi Alton made it through to next week's show. The X Factor contestant performed Kylie Minogue's 'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' as part of 'Love and Heartbreak' week.
Abi Alton has thanked fans for kind messages after she was taken to hospital. It has been reported that she fell backstage after The X Factor show.
out of hospital and thankfully there is no serious damage. Thanks for your lovely messages, im sure will be right as rain in no time xxx
Students at Abi Alton's former college have made a special video to support her in the X factor.
Pupils at Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough wore masks and sang together.
Students at X Factor contestant Abi Alton's former college have staged a stunt to show their support for the Guisborough singer. Students wore Abi masks and sang together at Prior Pursglove College in Guisborough.
X Factor winner James Arthur, from Saltburn, has expressed his interest in becoming a judge on the ITV talent show. It follows Gary Barlow's announcement that he will be making this year's series his last.
I wanna judge next years xfactor if everyone's leaving! - just putting it out it out there.