Have the two most notorious “X Factor” U.K. contestants of 2011 hooked up with each other?
The Daily Mirror is reporting that controversial “X Factor” U.K. contestant Kitty Brucknell, who is 26 years old, and 18-year-old Frankie Cocozza (another “X Factor” U.K. finalist for 2011) enjoyed a flirtatious hot-tub romp at the house where the contestants are staying. An unnamed source tells the tabloid:
“They were both very touchy-feely with one another and she seemed to be really playing up to it. Nobody could quite believe it really – he’s known as a ladies’ man but nobody would have predicted him hooking up with Kitty.”
Derry Mensah, a member of “X Factor” U.K. 2011 finalist act The Risk, told the Daily Mirror:
“Frankie has been in the Jacuzzi with Kitty. It was late at night and who knows what happened? Frankie is a bit mad [as in crazy].”
Cocozza made headlines when he bared his butt during his “X Factor” audition to show off the names of several women that are tattooed on his butt. He has said in interviews that one of the main reasons he wanted to be on the show was to have sex with as many women as possible.
Meanwhile, Brucknell has become a fixture in the British tabloids, which have done reports on her emotional breakdowns while she was on the show, her clashes with fellow “X Factor” U.K. contestants, her revealing stage outfits, her diva demands (such as allegedly wanting a dress worth thousands of dollars to be flown into England especially for her) and her colorful past as a Britney Spears impersonator and as a decoy hired by a private-investigation agency to tempt men suspected of infidelity.
As previously reported, Brucknell has received death threats, and “The X Factor” has contacted authorities to investigate the threats.
“The X Factor” U.K. judge Louis Walsh, who is Brucknell’s mentor on the show, said in a “judges’ houses” episode that Brucknell would be a “nightmare” to work with on the show.
“The X Factor” U.K. judge Gary Barlow, who is Cocozza’s mentor on the show, seems to have a “boys will be boys” attitude toward Cocozza. Barlow said this about Cocozza in the same episode: “If he gets through, the one thing I’m going to make sure what he doesn’t do is behave.”
Cocozza and Brucknell seem to be enjoying the media attention they are getting, since they have each given revealing interviews to British tabloids about their sex lives. Cocozza said that before he was on “The X Factor,” his total number of sex partners was nearly 100, and he hoped that number would increase to more than 100 while he was living with the other contestants. Brucknell gave an interview in which she said that she has not had sex since she was 16 years old, but she was hoping that her celibacy would end soon.
According to the Daily Mail, Brucknell and fellow “X Factor” U.K. finalist Jonjo Kerr had a fight that nearly got violent:
Jonjo, 27, and Kitty had to be pulled apart on Thursday [October 6, 2011] after having a massive argument that nearly ended in the two of them fighting. Reports from the X Factor camp suggested that the blonde singer has been keeping the house awake by rehearsing at around 5am and now the producers are considering moving her into a hotel like they did last year with Wagner Carrilho.
As previously reported, “The X Factor” U.K. has drastically changed its plans for its episodes that air on October 8 and October 9, 2011. Instead of the viewer voting being open to the public for these episodes, four of the acts will be eliminated by the show’s judges.