Sinitta replaced with Mariah Carey on The X Factor by Simon Cowell!

Sinitta and Simon

X Factor boss Simon Cowell has axed Sinitta from The X Factor this year - replacing her usual judges' houses appearance with US superstar Mariah Carey! Cowell has had Sinitta help him out on the UK show for the past 5 years, but clearly didn't feel the 'So Macho' singer could make it stateside...

However Sinitta isn't going to be taking her firing lying down, she said: “Well, let’s just say feathers will fly if Mariah takes my spot."

Speaking to the Daily Star today, she added: “Although she is a mega diva vocally, you can expect another XF USA drama. I won’t just roll over and take it. I hope she can run in high heels.”

Simon will bring his X Factor USA contestants over here to the UK for his judges' houses, which will see the music mogul whittle down the acts in his category to the final three he wants for the live shows in October.

Auditions for The X Factor USA finished last week, the show will preview on Jul 12 in the states.

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