Kooky Kitty Brucknell 'encouraged to audition' for The X Factor by producers

Kitty Brucknell x factor

The X Factor 2011 hit its first controversy last night, after it was claimed wacky singer Kitty Brucknell was encouraged to audition by producers after watching YouTube videos of her. Kitty - whose other names include Kimberley Dayle and Kimberley Edwards - had no intentions of entering beforehand.

It comes after it's also revealed that Kitty/Kimberley first attracted the producer's attention with YouTube videos of her performing as Kimberly Dayle, a professional Lady GaGa and Britney Spears impersonator.

And she's no stranger to TV, having made appearances on MTV, Sky TV, BBC, ITV, Channel 4, The Travel Channel, Channel 10 Australia, among others, as well as featuring in the top documentary "Britney Spears Saved My Life" made by Oscar winning director Vikram Jayanti.

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On the website, Kitty/Kimberley describes herself as: "The UK's No 1 Lady Gaga tribute, Britney Spears tribute and Christina Aguilera tribute act performer, performing shows throughout the UK.

"[I've] has been featured in many magazines and newspapers along with numerous TV and radio appearances with her Britney Spears tribute act and show."

Perhaps most tellingly, her official website lists one of her clients as Sony, which owns The X Factor format and Simon Cowell's Syco company.

Speaking from her home in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Kimberley's mum Mary told the Sunday Mirror: “She’d never thought about going on the show before.”

> Kitty Brucknell narrowly avoids talking her way out X Factor bootcamp!

Watch a clip of Kitty performing below...

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