Frankie Cocozza ha claimed that The X Factor has ruined his life, telling other wannabe singers not to take part in the show.
Talking to the Daily Star Sunday, Frankie revealed he was glad to get away from the show and abuse from the public by appearing on Celebrity Big Brother this month.
He explained: “I don’t like the show and I don’t like what they did. I hate talking about it.
“It gave me a platform, which is fine. But the way they did it was horrible.
“I wish I hadn’t let them take control of me. I couldn’t understand how it turned out like that."
And he added: “My advice to would-be singers is not to go on it."
The teenager finished as runner up in the Channel 5 series of Celebrity Big Brother on Friday night.