The X Factor's Tamera Foster: 'I'm Not A Bully'
Talent show hopeful says she's the real victim of online abuse...
Nicole Scherzinger's young charge is the subject of favouritism from show bosses.
The paper claims she has been given "extra rehearsal time, special attention from stylists, an increased focus on her hairstyle and special attention from show minders".
It is alleged that Simon Cowell and his team think that she is the only contestant capable of going on to sell lots of records, so want to keep her in the hunt.
A source is quoted as saying: "It's all kicked off backstage this week for the first time. After Tamera was in the bottom two last week, a lot of people close to Cowell realised there was a serious chance she could get the boot.
"They don't want to let that happen so have been going to extra lengths to make her comfortable. The feeling at Syco is that the only contestant with a chance in hell of becoming a pop star that could sell records is Tamera."