Eliminated X Factor contestant Jade Ellis has said that Gary Barlow was "very mean" to describe her mentor Tulisa Contostavlos as having "fag ash breath" on live TV.
The mother-of-one, who was voted out last night (October 28) after landing in the bottom two with Union J, stated that Barlow's comment was not only uncalled for, but untrue.
Asked by Digital Spy if Contostavlos does indeed have "fag ash breath", Ellis replied: "Not that I've ever noticed. She does enjoy a fag, but no.
"I think there was no need for the personal remarks, on both sides."
Ellis said that she could see Contostavlos getting revenge on Barlow by winning the show with her "very strong" remaining acts Ella Henderson and Lucy Spraggan, adding: "Hopefully she'll have the last laugh."