X Factor 2014 judges: Mel B gets branded a BULLY

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X Factor judge Mel B has been branded a "bully" over her treatment of acts on the show.

The feisty judge didn't hold back at the weekend as she whittled the acts in her category down to just six.

We saw Mel stop performances after just a handful of seconds and tell one hopeful to get off the stage.

Ben Quinlan, who faced much of the Scary Spice's wrath on Saturday night, has now claimed he felt "bullied" by the singer.

He told the Irish Daily Star newspaper: “I found it very unfair and very upsetting.”

Ben explained: “I thought her behaviour as an artist towards me and other lads was totally inappropriate. I saw the tears of some of the other lads, I’ll never forget it.”

The singer had serenaded Cheryl at both his room and arena auditions, which probably didn't quite stand him in good stead for bootcamp with Mel.

He added: "I felt bullied by her. I was upset for a long time after it happened — it really did affect me."

This weekend we'll see Mel pick her final three acts for the live shows with Jake Quickenden, Jordan Morris, Danny Dearden, Paul Akister Jack Walton and Andrea Faustini all winning spots at judges' houses.

The X Factor airs this Friday, Saturday and Sunday on ITV.

Browse pictures of Boys singing at The X Factor 2014 judges' houses below...

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