X Factor contestant Kayleigh Taylor previously appeared on Jeremy Kyle, it’s been revealed.
Liverpool mum Kayleigh Taylor surprised the judges in Saturday night’s first audition show.
The 27 year-old mum of three told cameras she only took up singing five years ago after performing in a competition called Benidorm’s Got Talent while on holiday.
“I love Simon Cowell, I just think he’s fit for his age. My biggest dream is to go out with Simon Cowell, go on the karaoke,” said Kayleigh.
“I’d love to get four yeses but I’d be happy with one yes, then at least someone likes me. But four yeses would be amazing,” she added.
In the audition room, Kayleigh shocked Simon when she revealed a tattoo of his name on her rear before singing Evanescence’s My Immortal.
“You’ve got a brilliant personality and you don’t realise what talent you’ve got,” Louis Walsh said.
Simon told her: “I’ve got to be honest with you, before you started singing I thought this is going to be a nightmare but it was good.”
With four yeses from the judges, Kayleigh sailed through to bootcamp.
Now her surprise TV past has been revealed.
Kayleigh appeared on ITV’s Jeremy Kyle in the past in a segment called ‘I found my long-lost father and I hope DNA proves he’s not my dad’, where she was accused of stealing her father’s phone.
She denied the accusation but failed a lie detector test on the show.
“I don’t pretend to be perfect. I’m human,” Kayleigh told The Sun newspaper. “I’ve made a number of mistakes in the past and I’m now trying to better my life.”
Meanwhile, a pal added to the tabloid: “Kayleigh’s hasn’t had the easiest start in life. She has been involved in her fair share of scrapes over the years.
“Hopefully, her stint on X Factor is an opportunity to start afresh and turn over a new leaf.”
The X Factor 2017 auditions continue Saturday and Sunday nights on ITV.