X Factor acts defend Misha B over bully claims

A number of X Factor finalists have spoken out in support of Misha B, following the judges’ allegations that she had bullied other acts backstage

Craig Colton, Johnny Robinson and girl band Little Mix – who had reportedly been victims of her behaviour, according to weekend reports – were among those who defended Misha on Saturday night’s spin-off show The XTra Factor.

“Misha is not a diva at all,” Craig said. “I’ve been called a diva as well in the papers and it’s so not true.”

Johnny added, “I’ve never heard anyone say Misha is a diva,” while Frankie Cocozza described her as “a nice girl, hardworking.”

Little Mix, meanwhile, said they admired the 19-year-old – despite Tulisa claiming over the weekend that members of the girl group had come to her in tears over comments she had made towards them.

“She’s passionate and she’s really talented and we look up to her,” the band said. “It was probably really hurtful towards her but she’s a tough person, she knows what she’s here for is to sing.”

Misha’s version of Tainted Love found favour with the judges on Saturday night’s Halloween themed show, with Tulisa attempting to explain her comments the previous weekend.

“I want to let you know that anything I say to you is only because I want you to be the best you can be and be as successful as you can be,” she said.

“The point I was trying to make was you don’t have to fight for your right to be here because you deserve it.”