Mel B: Jake peaked on the show
Mel B says Jake Quickenden had "peaked" on 'The X Factor' but expects great things from him in the future
Mel B has admitted Jake Quickenden "reached his peak" on 'The X Factor'.
The former Spice Girls singer was devastated when her first act was eliminated from the show last night (26.10.14) and though she thinks he has gone at the right time, she expects he will have a bright future.
She said: "Jake reached his peak and that's just the way it is...Jake is Jake, he is only going to go onwards and upwards."
Mel admits she is incredibly "attached" to all the contestants, especially those in her Boys category, because they are "like family" to her.
Explaining why she got so upset during the show, she said on 'The Xtra Factor': "You get so attached. My boys especially.
"They have my home phone number, my mobile number - they are like my kids, like my family!
"I know it's a competition and someone has to go every week, but it still goes urgh in your heart."
Meanwhile, Jake has admitted he doesn't think he performed as well as he could have done on the show.
He said: "I don't think I've done myself justice on any of the live shows, I can be a lot better than that, and I'll prove that, but I want to get my fingers in all kinds of pies now, work-wise...
"I've done an amazing thing and I've been on such a class journey and I've literally made friends for life."