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Sunday 4 October 2015

X Factor Louis should go, says Sami

Published 25/10/2011

Sami thinks Louis should step down from the panel
Sami thinks Louis should step down from the panel

Ousted X Factor contestant Sami Brookes has suggested that her former mentor Louis Walsh should make way for new celebrity talent on the judging panel.

The 31-year-old singer made the remark after the Irish judge, the only remaining judge from the previous series, sealed her fate with the deciding vote on this weekend's TV show.

"Louis has got loads of experience, but it's a new X Factor so they should have someone new," she said, adding that she would also like to see Simon Cowell return.

"I do wish Louis had taken it to Deadlock, definitely. Maybe I might have been voted in. I just feel like it was really unfair," she said.

Sami said she thought Louis spent more time with "his favourite act" Kitty Brucknell, and added: "I just feel like I didn't really get the songs that I wrote down. Everyone had some input but all my song choices got overlooked, so I wish Louis had helped more with the song choices.

Sami also denied reports that she was bullied by Misha B, saying: "You know, it makes me laugh. How could someone who's about 4 foot something bully me - I'm like 16 stone and about 6 feet high? I am twice the height of Misha. Can you really see Misha bullying me?"

She explained: "Me and Misha, we had a little disagreement on Friday, I can't even remember what it's about, but we're really good mates. I think due to the pressure of the show, being tired and everything, we were both crying."

Sami, who is "gutted" to leave the show, is "praying" for more singing work and fancies a stint in West End musical Blood Brothers as Mrs Johnstone.

She is now backing Johnny Robinson to win the show.

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