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'X Factor' contestant 'threatens suicide'

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'X Factor' contestant 'threatens suicide'
An auditionee on The X Factor threatened to kill herself after being rejected by all four judges on the panel, it has emerged.

The unnamed woman in her 50s started crying and screaming in front of the cameras during her post-audition interview on the second day of filming for the London shows, The Sun reports.

The woman was then seen by a doctor reportedly hired in the aftermath of Susan Boyle's admission to the Priory clinic after losing in the final of Britain's Got Talent.

Witness and 50-year-old social worker Tracey Ward told the newspaper: "She ran off, shouting that she was going to commit suicide. The producers ran after her. An hour-and-a-half later they were still making sure that she was okay.

"As a stranger, I could quite clearly and immediately see that she was vulnerable - and yet she must have passed three auditions to get through to this stage."

She added: "At each of those auditions she must have been told she was good enough to go through to the next stage. It creates a false impression that she was good when actually they just thought she was funny."

A show spokesman said: "The welfare of contestants is of paramount importance."

The woman in question was said to have taken up the offer from Talkback Thames to see the doctor again the day after her audition.

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