X Factor: Lauren Murray receives death threats

Lauren Murray has revealed that she and some other contestants have received death and suicide threats via social media.

The singer, mentored by Rita Ora, told Star Magazine that she and the other contestants on the show have received a fair few disturbing messages on Twitter.

“I didn’t have Twitter before,” she said. “I’m not a fan of it.

“A few of us have had death threats and suicide letters. I’ve had people cutting themselves, writing, ‘Lauren, I love you’. It’s shocking.”

Lauren added that she feels pressure to lose weight from being on the show.

“When I see other people, I think, ‘Oh my god, all the girls are so skinny. I need to lose weight’,” she explained. “But you’ve got to be happy with yourself.”

The X Factor continues this weekend on ITV.