X Factor hopeful Kitty Brucknell has reportedly hit out at show favourite Janet Devlin – saying she has no chance in the contest while she is around.

According to the Sunday Mirror the 26-year-old, from Cheltenham, told a friend that she feels the Northern Irish teenager has been singled out as a potential winner – and that she won’t have a hope against her.

“I’ve been gigging for the past 10 years, I’ve finally made it on to The X Factor after years of hard graft. I’ve done the karaoke circuit, corporate gigs, my whole life is performing and singing,” Kitty is reported to have said.

“But I have no chance if I’m pitted against a 16-year-old girl who is being given the opportunity on a plate.”

A source told the paper, “Kitty doesn’t like most of the girls but she’s especially worried by Janet. She’s ­convinced she is being set up to do really well in the competition.”

Saturday night’s show saw both Kitty and Janet perform at the judges’ houses in their bid to make the final 16.

Janet impressed Kelly Rowland and Jennifer Hudson with her version of Christina Aguilera’s Beautiful, while Kitty performed Kelly Clarkson’s Beautiful Disaster in front of Louis WAlsh and Sinitta – then ended her routine by jumping in the nearby swimming pool to cool off.

The final 16 acts will be revealed on Sunday night’s show.