X Factor 2014 bosses put Andrea Faustini on a diet!

Andrea Faustini

X Factor favourite Andrea Faustini was ordered to lose weight by show bosses.

The Italian diva singer has revealed how he was put on a diet after moving into the X Factor house with the other contestants when the live hows began.

And he was also advised to make use of the gym, while eating healthy meals of grilled chicken with green veg.

"The X Factor tried to put me on a diet," Andrea said this weekend. "For three weeks I was eating broccoli and grilled chicken. But I hated it, yuk!"

Andrea admitted he's been breaking the rules by smuggling banned junk food into his room.

"I've started sneaking biscuits and chocolate into the house," he told The Sun newspaper.

Andrea claimed that living in the UK was making eating healthily hard.

After being introduced to fish and chips by mentor Mel B, Andrea said: "I really love English food. I like roasts and I love a full English breakfast."

He added: "Everything I see in the UK I love.

"I love the smell of the streets."

> Tonight's X Factor 2014 song choices

The X Factor 2014 continues this Saturday and Sunday night on ITV with an Elton John v Whitney Houston theme.

As well as the latest live performances from the acts, this weekend's show will also see appearances from Take That, Labrinth and David Guetta.

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