Young X Factor Voters Back Cheryl... While Gamu is Deported from UK08:44 - Wednesday 06 October 2010 - In Categories UK Entertainment, World Entertainment
X Factor reject Gamu Nhengu has been told to leave Britain by the UK Border Agency.
The talented 18-year-old was allowed to stay in the country as a dependent while her mum, Nokuthula Ngazana, studied at university.
But after all the X Factor hype, it turns out the family’s visa has run out and their application to remain in the UK has been rejected.
Meanwhile, young X Factor fans have defended Cheryl Cole’s ‘controversial’ decision to chose Cher Lloyd and Katie Waissel over Gamu.
X Factor voter Ellie Martin, 15, from east London told Overground: ‘I do think Gamu’s a good singer, but I believe Cheryl chose Katie and Cher for variety – nobody sings like them.
‘Why is Cheryl racist for wanting to make the show more interesting?’
Fellow East End fan of the show, Reece McDonald, 16 added: ‘Before the final 12 contestants were picked, the papers were more interested in Katie and Cher.
‘At the end of the day, the X Factor judges are going to chose the singers who they think are most popular.’