X Factor's Kerrianne Covell: "My boss loves me now!"

Published Thursday, Oct 2 2014, 09:49 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor's Kerrianne Covell nearly faced getting the sack when she went to audition for the show, but Simon Cowell's magic tough saved her from losing the job.

When Kerrianne, 23, revealed that she was risking her job in a shoe shop by auditioning, Simon kindly rang up her boss to apologise for her skipping work!

Kerrianne Covell at judge's house, X Factor 2014

© ITV / Syco / Thames TV

The hopeful explained: "My area manager said I couldn't have time off to do the room audition and if I didn't turn up there'd be a disciplinary. I told Simon about it, so he rang my boss. My boss loves me now!"

But after landing the last seat at Boot Camp's six chair challenge, the Teeside lass may not have to be working in the shop for much longer.

Kerrianne's always had her heart set on performing and even attended stage school, but tragically she was forced to drop out after being hospitalised with kidney failure.

"It was through dehydration," she revealed. "My body wasn't reacting to any antibiotics and it got really bad. My blood turned septic and everything. I felt out of it the whole time."

However, she's still determined to achieve her dreams and once even warmed up for Pixie Lott and James Arthur at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena.

Now she's getting ready to impress Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Tinie Tempah in the Judges Houses' round, but she admitted that it will be more intense than other auditions.

"The hard thing about Judges' Houses is it's so intimate" she said. "Obviously the room audition is a bit like that too. It feels like you've walked into the telly."

Who is your favourite X Factor 2014 judge so far? Answer in our poll!

Who is your favourite X Factor 2014 judge so far? Answer in our poll!
Simon Cowell: The original and the best25.05%
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini: Glad to have her back36.66%
Mel B: She's a breath of fresh air29.82%
Louis Walsh: Familiarity is comforting8.47%

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