The Chinese ambassador – who reportedly complained about the chaos caused by next door neighbours the X Factor contestants – has revealed that she’s actually a fan of the show.

Her Excellency Madam Fu Ying wrote to The Sun saying: “It was fun finding myself caught up in X Factor fever and reading about the ‘diplomatic row’ involving my Embassy.

“My daughter emailed me wondering if she could fly in and join the screaming fans!

“I have to admit that I also enjoy watching the X Factor when there is time and have my favourite contestants.

“I think it would be unfair to mention who my favourites are, but I think all the acts have some great qualities.”

The embassy building is next door to the X Factor house and is used by the Chinese to entertain guests – but fans of the reality show have been gathering outside causing locals to complain.