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Exclusive: Marcus Collins: 'Whitney Houston death is devastating'

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Marcus Collins has revealed that he is devastated by the news of Whitney Houston's death.

The X Factor runner-up told Digital Spy that he is a huge fan of the late singer, admitting that he used to impersonate her at school.

Watch Collins discuss Whitney Houston below:


He said: "I was and still am a big fan of Whitney's. It's just devastating news."

Asked his favourite Houston track, he confessed: "'I Will Always Love You. [It's] a classic and you can't beat that - the jaw and everything!

"We used to sit and mime it with all my friends at school and just pretend that we were her. She's amazing."

The 23-year-old recently revealed that he still receives racist and homophobic phone calls.

He releases his debut single, a cover of The White Stripes' 'Seven Nation Army', on March 4.

> Whitney Houston set to dominate UK singles, albums charts
> Marcus Collins new single 'Seven Nation Army': First listen

Listen to 'Seven Nation Army' below:

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