Former X Factor star and singer Lloyd Daniels has hit out at the show for allegedly pressuring him to keep his sexuality a secret during his time on the hit ITV show. Daily Star TV gives you all the latest interviews and spoilers and Ed Gleave will send you telly's hot takes straight to your inbox every Sunday. X Factor star Lloyd Daniels has spoken out about his time on the show — telling fans he felt pressured to keep his sexuality a secret. The singer, who is now openly gay, says when he was on Simon Cowell's hit series in the final 12 it was made clear to him being out could hinder his career. Speaking during an Instagram live session with charity Spirit of Stonewall, Lloyd said: "I met someone on the show and we really clicked.
X FACTOR has been slammed by more of its contestants after facing shocking accusations of abuse of power among some senior executives. Singer Lloyd Daniels, 28, claims he felt forced to hide a secret same-sex relationship while in the competition in And runner-up Jahmene Douglas -who was mentored by Nicole Scherzinger on the programme - claimed people in the industry "close doors" to make room for others, "regardless of talent or success".
Speaking about his first gay relationship on the show at 16 years old, Lloyd claimed he felt forced to stay in the closet. I knew it was more than a friendship and it slowly unfolded. I ended up being with them for over a year.
I totally get that's how the music industry works. It's different now to how it was ten years ago.
Lloyd - who made the comments in July - s former X Factor stars in speaking out about their alleged experiences on the show. Jedward, Matt Cardle and Rebecca Ferguson have all alleged they witnessed unacceptable and exploitative behaviour behind the scenes. However a call was made to him to ' take him out of circulation'".
They ly told The Sun regarding the other claims: "Duty of care to our contestants is of the utmost importance to us. Jump directly to the content.
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