X Factor: Marcus Collins Targeted By Hate Caller
He was on the receiving end of a torrent of racist & homophobic abuse...
Marcus Collins has reportedly received an abusive phone call, with the caller bombarding him with racist and homophobic slurs.
According toGary Barlow's act is then thought to have told production bosses about the phone call - who asked Marcus if he wanted to call the police.
Collins refused to contact the cops, but apparently fears the caller could have been an casual acquaintance from his hometown of Liverpool.
The insider revealed: "He has an idea of who it might have been and is going to try to find out if his hunch is correct. Fortunately for him, he's no shrinking violet so can take it."
He will now battle it out in the quarter-final against remaining actsAmelia Lily for a place in the next round, where all finalists will sing two songs each with a Guilty Pleasure and Heroes theme.