Robbie Hance Explains His X Factor Walkout
Contestant got fed up with producers focusing on his homelessness...
The contestant who walked off stage during a performance on The X Factor has explained the reasons behind his dramatic exit.
Robbie Hance told The Sun that he became convinced he was only being kept on the show because he was homeless - and also complained that producers refused to give him money for food.
"I was freezing cold and malnourished. I had been sleeping in parks and building sites and living on half a sandwich a day from one of the charity centres," he said.
"I asked for £15 but I'd have taken anything for food. But my key worker - assigned before my first filmed audition - told me she couldn't help because it wouldn't be fair on the other contestants on the show.
"She said it would be favouritism. So I told her: 'If you don't help me now, I won't make it to boot camp in Liverpool - I'll be dead'. The answer was still no.
"Every single time I asked for help the answer was the same, so I stopped asking."
And he explained how he became uncomfortable as he believed better singers were being eliminated, leading him to suspect that he was only being kept on the show because of his "back story".
"I am sure I only made it through to Boot Camp because I told the crew I was homeless. That's all anyone ever spoke to me about," he said.
"No matter how badly my auditions went, they kept putting me through. In the four weeks between my audition and boot camp, my brain battered me about whether I should go back when someone else might deserve my place more.
"When I finally stepped on stage with Adam Burridge and Jake Quickenden, all I could hear was a voice telling me, 'You don't deserve this'.
"I knew the words of the song, but couldn't sing them. I was sick of my stupid back story. So I walked out. But I'm sorry I let Adam and Jake down."
Mitsotu have described the "crazy naked antics" at Boot Camp.