X Factor's Amelia Lily targeted by Twitter troll

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X Factor star Amelia Lily was protected by her dad from an internet troll this week.

The teenager singer, who is preparing to release her first single, was targeted by an online account calling for people to hate on the youngster.

The Twitter account @hateforamelia quickly attracted attention from fans and family of the singer.

According to The Sun, Amelia's dad Barry warned: “I will give you till midnight to remove the words that you have said to my daughter, or three numbers with a blue light.”

And the bully quick backed down, removing the account within an hour.

Amelia tweeted: “I love my dad, he always has my back, thanks dad xxx.”

Amelia finished third on the X Factor last year and will be releasing her debut single You Bring Me Joy in September.

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