Controversial X Factor contestant Chloe Mafia has denied reports that she worked as a prostitute and said the claims were 'heartbreaking'. Allegations about the 19-year-old's private life surfaced before she appeared on Saturday's show. The teenager from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, said she worked as a "sexy" dancer but nothing more. She told the Daily Mirror: "I get paid about Â£200 each time I do that. The claims I'm a prostitute have been heart-breaking. "There are fake websites about me saying I'm selling myself, but they're taking pictures from my Facebook." The would-be star, who is known as Chloe Victoria on the hit ITV1 talent show, got through to the bootcamp stage after being booed by the audience during her audition.
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Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix.
An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.