X Factor 2011: Police investigate Kitty Brucknell death threats

Kitty Brucknell

The police have been called in to help deal with online death threats aimed to X Factor hopeful Kitty Brucknell,, it has been claimed. The Sun suggests that show bosses are concerned about the levels of hate being aimed at the singer.

Despite having avoided the bottom two thanks to the public vote, the wacky singer's kooky antics are still getting on viewers nerves.

A spokesperson for the hit ITV show said "All threats are taken seriously".

And it's not just the show's makers that are concerned, with even judge Tulisa apparently worried about the 26-year-old.

“[Tulisa] also thinks that being cooped up in the house could push some people to breaking point,” a source told now magazine this week.

“She’s especially concerned for Kitty, because of the amount of hate mail she’s been getting.”

Speaking to The Mirror earlier this month, Kitty did little to win over her critics however.

She complained about some viewers: "All British people do is put people in boxes. They have to compare, saying, The new 'SuBo', or, The new Katie. I don't know why there is so much hate. It is bad for your soul. I just take negatives and I dump them in the swimming pool".

PIC: Copyright Syco/Simon Harris

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