X Factor Ben And Andrea 'On Biscuit Ban'
Talent show hopefuls reportedly ordered to back away from the Hob Nobs...
Being a contestant in the live shows on The X Factor has got to be a really stressful and time-consuming experience, and it seems two contestants may have been finding comfort in the biscuit barrel.
The Sun reports that show bosses are hopping mad that Ben Haenow and Andrea Faustini have been overdoing it with the snacks - and are looking plump as a result.
A source told the tabloid: "Andrea and Ben have put on weight and it's becoming a problem.
"Andrea's always been a bit cuddly, but if he wants to be a serious pop star he needs to be in better shape. Ben is not exactly fat, but he's getting a bit of a belly and it's becoming harder and harder for the stylists to hide it.
"We have spoken to them both and said they need to seriously think about whether they want a career in pop music.
"They need to cut out biscuits and get to the gym. That isn't a suggestion, that's an order from the very top."
Which we take to mean that the choccy biccies have been locked up in Simon Cowell's filing cabinet.
And Andrea recently told the same paper that he'd had problems adjusting to the recommended diet, he said: "The X Factor tried to put me on a diet. For three weeks I ate broccoli and grilled chicken. But I hated it. Yuk."