Cher Lloyd admits she was a "real bitch" on The X Factor

Cher Lloyd

Cher Lloyd has admitted that she was a "real bitch" during her appearance on The X Factor in 2010.

The 18-year-old, who finished fourth in the series, blamed abuse from some viewers on her putting up a wall to stop people from getting to her.

"I was overwhelmed by the amount of interest in me. So I was a bitch, a real bitch. Knowing what I know now, I would've dealt with situations a lot more calmer," Cher tells heat magazine this week.

She continues: "I was just so angry and frustrated that people had taken my life off or me, even though I had gone on the show."

The 'Swagger Jagger' hitmaker, who was mentored by Cheryl Cole on the series, said taking part in the competition was "mayhem".

She explained: "What did I go through? Absolute stress and mayhem. I couldn't go out, because people were constantly on my back all the time. I just felt like I was doing something I loved, but there was another part of it that I absolutely hated.

"I didn't know who I was, people took that away from me."

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