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Love Island star was secretly rejected by X Factor at 15 years old before ITV fame

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The X Factor: Celebrity but she was previously given a "no" from show bosses before appearing on Love Island. The reality star turned singer who is celebrating the release of her debut single, I Love Your Smile, appeared on the celebrity edition of the ITV singing contest back in 2019.She appeared alongside Eyal Booker, Wes Nelson and Zara McDermott, who she also starred alongside on Love Island, in the group No Love Lost.READ MORE: Samira Mighty 'screamed so loud' when Adam Collard appeared on Love IslandDespite all three having previous singing experience, the trip finished in eighth place, while former TOWIE star Megan McKenna went on to win.But this wasn't her first brush with the show as she exclusively told Daily Star: "I actually auditioned for The X Factor when I was 15, they had that small window where you could audition when you were really young."I did that, I only got through two rounds and I understand because I sang a Pixie Lott song extremely high, I'm talking seven octaves higher than it should be."I was basically Katherine Jenkins going in doing opera, I don't know what I was doing."The songstress continued: "When we were younger, X Factor was the only way to pick the charts and become famous and get in there."You'd go to the world premieres of movies and it's so different now, it's full of TikTokers and influencers, back then, it was X Factor celebrities."I was obsessed and so when I got the opportunity to go on X Factor, it was a no-brainer 'let me do it now'."I did want to be my own artist but it was a very good experience to be in a band, you learn a lot about yourself and how you communicate with others and if you have a natural leadership and if you have a knock, you fall back."There's so much.

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