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X Factor's Katie Waissel 'Had Drunken Backstage Rant'

Her mentor Cheryl Cole is said to be 'fuming'...

The X Factor hopeful Katie Waissel reportedly got drunk after her dismal performance on Saturday's live show and launched into an angry alcohol fuelled tirade.

According to the Daily Star, Waissel, who was in the bottom two for the third time yesterday, allegedly downed a whole bottle of whisky and blasted the talent show, apparently bad-mouthing Simon Cowell, the other judges and her fellow contestants.

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The 24-year old, who is believed to have sneaked the bottle backstage, was allegedly drinking the whisky, shot by shot, and was heard shouting: "I’m the f***ing best singer here."

She then reportedly added: "I’ve had to put up with sh*t on this show. Everyone else has got it f***ing easy.”

XF staff are said to have tried to sober Katie up with strong coffee, as the rest of the finalists kept out of her way to avoid a personal attack.

An insider added to the tabloid: "Katie was as pissed as a fart. She smuggled the bottle in. She was steaming.”

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Waissel's mentor, Cheryl Cole, is said to be 'fuming' with the blonde-bombshell after being tipped off about Katie's boozing by XF producers, especially after she was saved by the judges, leaving Treyc Cohen to be booted off the show.

The source added to the newspaper: "Cheryl missed the drama with the drink but she is furious. She called Katie a drama queen on telly on Saturday and said she liked that aspect of her, but now she is getting sick of it.”

The Girls Aloud star has also apparently had words with Katie's fellow finalist Cher Lloyd over alcohol, after the 17-year old was spotted drinking at a Tinie Tempah gig and apparently hiding vodka in her room.

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A show source stated: "Cheryl was told Cher was holding a drink at a Tinie Tempah gig and has been sneaking vodka into her room."

"She hit the roof and told Cher - who is 17 - that she's not as grown-up as she thinks she is.

"Cheryl is incredibly strict when it comes to drinking. It used to cause a lot of tension within Girls Aloud."