XFactor 2013: Lorna Simpson accuses bosses of 'playing' her

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Eliminated X Factor hopeful Lorna Simpson reckons she was played by bosses.

The singer became the first to leave this year's competition in last night's results, and has hit out at the way she was portrayed on the show.

But Lorna confessed she should've stood up to producers who she claims tried to turn her into a Whitney tribute act.

"Of course i was upset, it was emotionally draining, [but] I was prepared to be in the sing-off," Lorna said of her exit yesterday.

She continued: "I was made into a Whitney clone, now I love Whitney but I'm not a Whitney tribute, I'm my own artist and have my own image and that wasn't portrayed.

"I was being myself and it was frustrating how I looked."

Lorna also accused bosses of editing her out of the show, saying: "Why was I hidden so much? I wowed the crowd, had standing ovations and great comments from the judges, but my arena audition didn't air.

"I wasn't upset at the time I had really wowed them and I thought they were keeping low and they were going to... but they didn't, now I'm out I see exactly how I was played."

Speaking to DigitalSpy, Lorna added: "I allowed it, I was comfortable and even though I was unhappy with how I looked, I didn't make a fuss out of if. I should've spoken up."

The X Factor continues Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.

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