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Friday 6 March 2015

X Factor Katie Waissel's granny (81) vows not to make another porn movie

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The 81-year-old porn-star grandmother of 'The X Factor' wannabe Katie Waissel has said she does not think of herself as "a prostitute" but vowed not to make another X-rated film.

Sheila Vogel spoke out after it emerged she has been offering her services through an online escort agency for two years and starred in an adult movie.

The pensioner said: "When my second husband died, I was lonely and I answered a few advertisements because I enjoy the company of a man.

"I had the company of a few men then found an agency on the internet looking for nice ladies like me to do this sort of work. I never thought of myself as being a prostitute. I think of myself as a high-class escort."

She said she left a message for her granddaughter, who is starring in the ITV1 reality show, and hoped she understood what she had done.

She said: "I've told her 'I love you very much and whatever you do I love you. I hope you win and you get on with your life as I've got on with mine'."

Ms Vogel said the exposure of her private life split her family, with two of her three daughters -- including Ms Waissel's mum -- refusing to speak to her.

Some family members are upset the pornographic film she appeared in was called 'Freddie's Great British Granny Bang' -- when one of her great-grandchildren is called Freddie. But Ms Vogel said she still hoped for a reconciliation and the name was "just a coincidence".

She added: "It was two years ago and that film has just been dug up. I don't intend to do any films like that any more."

The revelations about her grandmother came as another blow for Ms Waissel, who has finished in the bottom two in the talent show on four occasions so far.

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