Despite his popularity with the X Factor judges, camp singer Rylan Clark has revealed he has received a string of violent threats online since coming to public attention on the TV talent show.
Rylan was named as one of the X Factor finalists in this year's X Factor, with new judge Nicole Scherzinger choosing the over-the-top wannabe to as one of the three artists who she will mentor during the rest of this year's show. The singer has now spoken of the online hate he has received after rising to fame on the talent show.
“I’ve had death threats, I’ve been told I’m going to be bottled and my face sliced open," says the X Factor finalist. “At times it has killed me and it’s disgusting – some of these people act like I’m a murderer. It has made going out in public quite daunting.”
He also spoke of his mother's reaction to the threats, saying: "My mum’s not silly, she knows not everyone will like me."
“But reading comments threatening to break into my house and firebomb me would shock anyone.”
Rylan joins James Arthur and Jahmene Douglas in the boys category in this year's X Factor finals after the three were chosen by Nicole Scherzinger for the live shows, which begin next weekend.