The X Factor’s Grace Davies reacts to those ‘diva’ claims

She's been laughing it off with Sam Black

The X Factor's Grace Davies and Sharon Osbourne

by Carl Smith |
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So you know how everyone's kicking off a bit claiming The X Factor's Grace Davies is a big ol' 'diva' to the point where mentor Sharon Osbourne can't bloody stand her? Well we've been dying to get to the bottom of the rumours, to be honest.

Word on the street is Shazza 'pulled Grace into her dressing room' to warn her over her behaviour; but fellow contestant Sam Black reckons it's a load of BS and admits they actually laughed it off.

Sidenote: We met Grace recently and she was absolutely RUDDY LOVELY. So there you go.

The X Factor's Grace Davies

Chatting to us ahead of this weekend's live shows - which he definitely will be performing at - Sam said: "I think Grace is absolutely bob on; I’ve never seen her act like that. She’s obviously told me about that story and stuff, but we were actually laughing because she’s really not like that.”

“No, I get on with everyone. If anyone was a diva, I’d tell you."

Ah, thanks for the honesty mate.

This all comes after Sean and Conor Price WADED IN to defend Grace. They told us: "All the contestants are really friendly and everyone gets on really well. There's nothing that we've noticed."

The X Factor's Sam Black

It was originally reported that Grace had been acting up backstage, with a source telling The Sun: "Grace is undoubtedly a talent and marked herself out as a definite contender early on, but it seems to have gone right to her head.

"Sharon is having none of it and after she heard some of the talk about Grace’s behaviour backstage, she pulled her into her dressing room at the studios."

That's that, then. Now let's find out where all the old X Factor winners are now, shall we?


The X Factor winners: Where are they now? Stacked Closer

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Steve Brookstein, series one, 2004

Things went downhill super quickly after the high of winning the first ever series of The X Factor, and Steve's still bitter… even now, 12 years later. He's written a book about it called Getting Over The X. Come on now Steve, perhaps you should give it a read.These days he's more into childish rants on Twitter about, well, pretty much everything except making music. He did release an album in 2014, and just to show he's moved on he called it Forgotten Man. It didn't chart.

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Shayne Ward, series two, 2005

It's easy to forget Corrie's Aidan Connor is actually; Shayne Ward from The X Factor in a disguise. Alright, that should be: in a new job. It's still weird. He's shamed his role and won Best Newcomer at the National Television Awards in January 2016. Fast work.He's also been moving fast in his love life and is dating former Hollyoaks star Sophie Austin, after the couple's romance blossomed in 2016 following some Twitter flirting. Cute.

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Leona Lewis, series three, 2006

You probably won't remember Leona Lewis as she hasn't done much since. Jokes. Leona's a superstar. A superstar that loves animals. A lot.She loves dogs. She released a single with Diane Warren called We Are All (Looking For Home) in support of a dog charity. She loves cats. Well, she's starring in Cats on Broadway which is kind of the same thing. But she really loves horses. The star has featured in Horse and Hound in the past, too.

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Leon Jackson, series four, 2007

Soulful Scotsman Leon Jackson clinched the Christmas Number One in 2007 but faded fast and was dropped by the label shortly after. Nowadays his most notable achievements are his abs. He's been hard at work. They're good abs. Well done Leon.

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Alexandra Burke, series five, 2008

Alexandra Burke's winning single was a cover of Leonard Cohen's classic Hallelujah, which broke records on it's way to Number One. Hallelujah feels like a fitting introduction for the singer who's now taken the leading role of Deloris Van Cartier in Craig Revel-Horwood's new production of Sister Act in London's West End. She's still doing some shows of her own, is an ambassador for Slim Fast AND she took part in the 2017 series of Strictly Come Dancing.

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Joe McElderry, series six, 2009

In 2009 it was Joe McElderry who won The X Factor but it wasn't him who won the Christmas Number One. It was the anti-X-Factor campaign who scored the top slot with Rage Against The Machine's Killing In The Name Of. Chin up Joe, you've done alright. You've even sung for the Queen. He has sung in a touring version of Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat and did charity cycle rides. Good lad.

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Matt Cardle, series seven, 2010

The handsome one with the guitar, Matt Cardle is building up to releasing his fourth studio album called Higher Power. He's still looking hot, still playing gigs, and even joined YolanDa Brown on a few of her shows this year.Scandal! In 2016 there was a massive lawsuit filed against none other than Ed Sheeran, claiming Sheeran's huge hit Photographs was a carbon copy of Cardle's Amazing. It turns out it was the songwriters who filed it, and Cardle's distanced himself… it looked murky and in 2017 Ed settled the £16million lawsuit.

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Little Mix, series eight, 2011

Well, where to start with these ladies. Let's start with the music, cos that's what it's all about, right? The band are currently working on their fifth studio album and in 2018 they did their Summer Hits tour around the world.

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James Arthur, series nine, 2012

James Arthur has had a rocky road since winning the show - like so many of the winners – but he did seem to bring it on himself. After dropping a very dodgy tune with homophobic tones, iTunes offered refunds on his debut album and Syco dropped him.Then he released Say You Won't Let Go, Syco took him back and EVERYTHING changed. James is officially back, people.

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Sam Bailey, series 10, 2013

Bexley's Sam Bailey hit the Christmas number one slot with her winning single Skyscraper and toured with Queen Bey in the UK leg of her The Mrs Carter Show World Tour. Then, in what seems like a natural next step for The X Factor winners, she took a role in a popular West End musical. In this case it was Chicago.

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Ben Haenow, series 11, 2014

We can almost do this as a tickbox list now. Christmas number one: tick. Record breaking sales figures: no tick. Duet with big name real celeb: tick (it was Kelly Clarkson). Album released: tick. Didn't make top twenty: tick. Dropped by Syco: tick.All that's left is the run in a West End show and a run at Butlins. Though he does seem delightfully loved-up with his dancer wife Jessica Jones.

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Louisa Johnson, series 12, 2015

2015's winner Louisa has had mixed success…her dreadful single charted the lowest of all the winners' singles of all of the time, only managing number 12 in the Christmas singles chart. Cripes.Her follow up Tears, with Clean Bandit, did much better by reaching number five, so it's swings and roundabouts. But we're not worried because a change of hair colour caused an Instagram storm in summer 2016 AND her two proper solo singles So Good and Best Behaviour have been bloody brilliant.

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Matt Terry, series 13, 2016

Matt Terry's the show's latest winner, going on to release Ed Sheeran-penned winner's single When Christmas Comes Around. He then teamed up with Enrique Iglesias and actual Sean Paul on the Spanglish remix of Subeme La Radio before releasing his proper debut single Sucker for You.Oh, and he made an appearance on Celebrity First Dates in support of Stand Up To Cancer.

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Rak-Su, series 14, 2017

Rak-Su beat Grace Davies in an epic final showdown on last year's X Factor. This summer the Rak-Su boys have been performing up and down the country on the festival circuit and have just released a new banger of a single called Pyro Ting.

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Dalton Harris, series 15, 2018

Louis Tomlinson's lad Dalton Harris beat Scarlett Lee to the 2018 crown and released a duet with James Arthur; a cover of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's The Power of Love.

Oh, and here's how to follow this year's X Factor lot on Snapchat:


Your guide to following this year's X Factor finalists on Snapchat!

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Rak-Su Snapchat

These boys have made quite an impact on the show displaying their raw talent and easy on the eye good looks. Get following ladies! @RakSuMusic and raksuraksu.

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CREDIT: Instagram

Myles Rak-Su

Literally the entire nation wants to know Myles from Rak-Su's Snapchat, but as yet NOBODY'S BLOODY FOUND IT.He did, though, tell us we'll get it 'all in due time' and tease 'Hide and seek with snapchat! If you search hard enough I'm sure you can find it'.Right, what've we gotta do to get it?

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Lloyd Macey Snapchat: lloydmacey1

The first of the final boys whose talent has won the hearts of many is definitely one to keep an eye on. The Welsh Wonder can be found on Snapchat.

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Spencer Sunderland Snapchat: Spencersnappin

The 25-year old heartthrob has already gained a significant online following from his covers found on Youtube. Now you can follow him more intimately on his personal Snapchat.

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Sam Black Snapchat: samsmith-89

Sam Black; the proud dad-of-one and helpless romantic, who proposed to his girlfriend on the show itself, is the youngest of the boys in this years competition. Make sure to follow him on Snapchat for more of this Scouse Spice!

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Grace Davies Snapchat: gracieloudavies

The Blond Beauty is taking the show by storm with her incredible belting vocals, now you can follow her on the Snap.

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Rai-Elle Williams Snapchat

Despite her young age, this raw talent is definitely making her mark on this year's competition and making her voice be heard! You can follow Rai-Elle on Twitter@TGFM_RaiElle and Instagram raielle_official.

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Holly Tandy Snapchat

This blue-eyed beauty has won the hearts of the judges and the nation. Want to know more about her? You can follow her on Twitter@TandyHolly and Instagram hollytandyofficial.

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Kevin Davy White Snapchat

This Soulful Singer-Songwriting, has left behind the pebbled streets of Paris to try and make it big here in the UK. You can follow his personal story on Twitter@KevinDavyWhite and Instagram kevindavywhite.

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Matt Linnen Snapchat

This Essex hunk has stolen the hearts and attention of a number of female viewers with talented voice and kind to the eye good looks. Keep a closer on him via his Twitter@MattLinnen and Instagram mattlinnen.

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Tracy Leanne Jefford Snapchat

The Middlesex mum-of-three was the latest evictee after what she described as a risky and unsure song choice. Keep up with this Sassy Scarlet on @Tracyleanne34.

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The CutKelvins Snapchat

Born and bred Scots, this trio like to keep it in the family as these siblings are trying to sing their way to the top of the competition. You can follow them on their own Twitter@TheCutkelvins and Instagram thecutkelvins accounts.

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Sean and Conor Price Snapchat

The Irish duo and brothers are working hard to make their dreams come true and sing their way to stardom. Follow their journey on @sean_conorprice and sean_and_conor_price_music.

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