X Factor bosses invite Gamu Nhengu back... but it's a no from her

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X Factor bosses have apparently asked Gamu Nhengu back to the show.

The teenager was the centre of controversy back in 2010 after she didn't make the live shows.

Girls' mentor Cheryl Cole opted to take Cher Lloyd, Katie Waissel, Treyc Cohen and Rebecca Ferguson through to the live finals, much to the disappointment of viewers.

But not making the finals was only the start of the story, with Gamu then facing deportation back to Zimbabwe along with her mother after her appearance on the show.

Some years on and Gamu is now settled in the UK and even has her own record deal.

However she claimed that bosses from The X Factor had approached her to return to the series.

“I was asked to audition again, but I turned it down because I felt ready to do my own thing," she said.

Despite the outrage from viewers over her axe and the stress it caused, Gamu insisted she had "no regrets" about auditioning.

"It’s just going to make a great chapter in the biography — the experience has made me a much stronger, compassionate person," she told the Daily Mail. "I thought I was mature at 18, but what happened taught me to see the world from a whole different perspective. Now there’s nothing I am not ready for.

"I’m more happy and centred myself. I’m not aiming to be on the cover of every magazine. I just want to concentrate on my music."

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