X Factor 2011: Jade Richards 'forgives' Kelly Rowland for ditching her

Jade Richards X Factor 2011

Axed X Factor contestant Jade Richards has said she has 'forgiven' Kelly Rowland for not taking her through to the live shows earlier this month. The 21-year-old was a surprise omisiion from the final 16 when Kelly revealed her final four girls two weeks ago, causing more than a little controversy.

But the youngster - who has been rejetced by the show five times before - insisted she didn't hold any grudges.

She told The Mirror: “Obviously I was gutted when I found out.

“I don’t want to badmouth Kelly. She didn’t go into a lot of detail about the reasons... I think she just meant vocally things could have been better.

“She came to speak to all the girls that didn’t get through after the cameras went off and told us that we shouldn’t let it knock our confidence and keep singing.”

Jade added: “This is just the beginning for me, so I totally agree with her.

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