X Factor 2011: Kitty Brucknell 'worked as a £500-a-night stripper'

Kitty Brucknell

X Factor wannabe once worked as a £500-a-night lap dancer and stripper, it's been claimed today. According to the Sunday Mirror, the former Lady GaGa impersonator was a "hit with customers"... thanks to her wacky costumes and bizarre performances.

One of the girls who worked with her told the newspaper: “Kitty stuck out like a sore thumb and did some of the weirdest things I’ve ever seen a stripper do, but she was always saying she wanted to go on the X Factor and never stopped singing.

“All she wanted was attention. She’ll clearly do anything it takes to be famous and win the show.”

And they revealed how Kitty was nothing surprisingly shy and innocent when she started out.

“Kitty was very shy at first when she was working here. She was like a choir girl but she had a very distinctive dancing style which I remembered the minute I saw her prance around the X Factor stage in her auditions.


"When she first came in she told us she wanted the money to make her a famous singer and launched into an array of Christina Aguilera songs. She was good but it seemed strange. We knew straight away she was a bit crazy and it got worse. Kitty ­clearly had a lot of ­confidence. The men who came to the club loved it when she was called to dance.

“She always picked Christina’s songs and used to do the most jerky, out-of-time dances. She didn’t seem to have any pole-dancing training as she was always too fast for the music.

“It used to make the whole club roar with laughter. She would also sing so loudly you could hear her over the music without a mike. The bosses weren’t too happy, but men liked it. And she flounced around the bar talking to every man possible just to make extra cash.”

Last night Kitty belted out a cover of Queen's Who Wants To Live Forever for the judges in a bid to help her stay in the competition.

We'll find out tonight if Louis Walsh chooses her as one of his final 3.

PIC: Copyright Syco/Simon Harris

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