Blonde Electra have said they were shocked to be booted out of The X Factor so soon – but admitted they never expected to win the show.

Sisters Ruby and Jazzy King, mentored by Louis Walsh, have left the ITV singing contest after becoming the act to receive the lowest number of votes from the public in the very first week.

Jazzy, 24, said: “Leaving week one was a bit of a shock, I didn’t think we’d leave this soon. But we knew it was coming and week one, week six, it doesn’t really make a difference.

“I’m so proud of the both of us, we desperately wanted to get into the live shows and we did. We don’t care – we’re just happy we got through this far.”

Ruby, 22, added: “We took the show one day at a time and we just had fun, and that’s all that matters to us. We were ourselves and we had so much fun on the show.”

She continued: “And I think we nailed Kids In America with the theme. I loved the hula hoops and the dress and the green eyebrows. It was incredible and it really represented who we were!”

The sisters – who claim they were brought up in a religious cult in America, run by their British father – now have big plans for their future, including penning a tell-all book.

Jazzy said: “This is just the beginning. We’re going on tour this Thursday and we have so many plans. We want an album, we want a record deal – we’re both songwriters – and we also want to get a publishing deal.”