Xtra Factor callers 'told what questions to ask judges'

Caroline Flack and Olly Murs

Xtra Factor callers are told what questions to ask the judges, it has been claimed.

According to the Daily Star today, callers are told what questions to ask which of the panel members on the ITV2 Spin-off show.

Speaking to the newspaper, 39-year-old Sharon revealed how she was "delighted" to have been picked to quiz the panel at the weekend.

She said: “I’ve been trying for nine years. I was so excited. We planned a big X Factor party.

"On Saturday I had all my friends here when Xtra Factor called. I wanted to ask Gary which category he would have wanted to mentor if he hadn’t had The Overs."

But Sharon explained: “The woman from the show just ignored me and said I had to speak to Tulisa. I told her: ‘I have nothing to ask her. It’s Gary I called’.

“I was furious. She claimed if I spoke to Tulisa they’d call again in two weeks and let me speak to Gary.

“In the end I gave in and asked the question. Viewers are led to believe they can dial up and ask the judges what they want. But it’s a sham.”

A spokesman for The X Factor commented: “Many viewers want to ask our panel exactly the same thing.”

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