Olivia Olson fumes at Simon Cowell after X Factor: Celebrity axe

She was the one of the first contestants to be eliminated from the show

Olivia Olson and Simon Cowell

by Nathan Katnoria |
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Love Actually actress Olivia Olson has slammed Simon Cowell after her elimination from The X Factor: Celebrity.

Olivia became one of the first contestants to receive the chop from the live shows last night (26th October) following a sing-off with Martin Bashir, after Simon chose to save the journalist over her.

An inconsolable Olivia burst into tears following her elimination, with host Dermot O’Leary trying to comfort her.

She’s since taken to Instagram to update fans on how she’s feeling, revealing her axe from the competition was a ‘punch in the gut’.

Olivia also hit out at Simon for sending her home after telling her she could win the competition.

She wrote: “I knew going into @thexfactor anything could happen & the level of talent was so high this year! I’m grateful for the opportunity as it has completely pushed me out of my comfort zone, reminding myself I love to be up on that stage.

“That being said, yes my elimination came as a shock. I was confused why Simon would tell me I could win this competition and then ultimately send me home. It was a punch in the gut.”

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Martin Bashir

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Victoria Ekanoye

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She added: “People have emotions and mine got the best of me... because I REALLY wanted this.”

Despite her elimination, Olivia said she was ‘proud of her performance’ and wished the rest of the contestants good luck.

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Other contestants on The X Factor: Celebrity include No Love Lost, a Love Island super group made up of Samira Mighty, Wes Nelson, Eyal Booker and Zara McDermott, Coronation Street actress Victoria Ekanoye, Glee’s Kevin McHale and former TOWIE star Megan McKenna.

Megan recently overhauled her image ahead of her appearance on the show, ditching lip fillers in favour of a more natural look.

She said: “I spent three years pumping it in and pumping it in, thinking, ‘They’re not big enough, let’s get some more.’

“I became obsessed with my lips... Honestly, I think I had body dysmorphia, because now when I look back at pictures of myself I am horrified. I looked like a duck."

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