X Factor contestant spat

An X Factor reject says she was deliberately painted as a "girl with a bad attitude" during auditions in Cardiff on Monday. Zoe Alexander, 22 from Caerphilly, allegedly reacted very strongly when she was told she was not good enough, swearing and throwing down her microphone.

She said: "It was the most humiliating day of my life. They all seemed to have a really awful attitude towards me."

An X Factor spokeswoman said: "An incident took place in Cardiff which is being dealt with."