Sami Brookes' X Factor diet

The X Factor's Sami Brookes is living on a diet of ''curry and CurlyWurlys'', and has confessed to stealing calorific treats from fellow hopeful Johnny Robinson

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Sami Brookes

Sami Brookes

The X Factor's Sami Brookes is living on a diet of "curry and CurlyWurlys".

The size 20 singer - who is mentored by Louis Walsh on the ITV1 show - admitted she is like a "secret squirrel" and keeps stealing chocolatey treats from fellow hopeful Johnny Robinson.

She told BANG Showbiz: "I'm surviving on a diet of curry and CurlyWurlys, so I don't think you could say I'm slimming.

"Johnny, bless him, goes to the supermarket and gets a bag full of CurlyWurlys. I'm like the secret squirrel who steals them all."

Sami - who wowed the judging panel with her rendition of Ultra Nate's 'Free' during last weekend's show - admitted while she's not a "stereotypical pop star", she isn't trying to be the next Beyonce Knowles or Rihanna, and has been banned from losing weight by Louis.

She added: "I'm 31 years old, I'm a size b****y 20. I'm not the stereotypical pop star but I don't want to be a pop star, I don't want to be the next Beyonce or Rihanna.

"Louis has told me under no circumstances should I lose weight because I'll lose my identity. He said people like me because I'm real and because people can identify with me."

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