X Factor's Saara Aalto has been hiding a tragic sob story :(

Saara Aalto X Factor

Saara Aalto may be all smiles on The X Factor but she's just revealed a truly upsetting secret.

And it concerns a former pet of hers.

In a set of fact cards of The X Factor finalists released by ITV, Saara has told how her pet hamster previously died.

Not just died. His head EXPLODED.

RIP 🙁

Saara, who says her biggest fear is needles (fair enough), has also revealed her dream duet for the final if she gets that far is Celine Dion.

She also has a weird crush on Simba from the Lion King and says the Spice Girls are her guilty pleasure.

More random facts revealed about the finalists include Emily Middlemas' addiction to Tuna and Ryan Lawrie's fear of raisins.

Meanwhile, Matt Terry has a strange showering habit and Samantha Lavery has admitted her strange crush is for none other than mentor Simon Cowell.

Plus, Honey G's biggest fear is flying, so it's even more impressive she made it to judges' houses.

The X Factor 2016 airs live this Saturday night on ITV from 8PM.

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