Thursday, 21 October 2010

Katie Waissel back in good health after fainting during shopping spree



Dazed: Katie Waissel slumped on the floor at Topshop on Wednesday

She has been described as the most disliked X Factor contestant of all time.

And it seems the constant criticism has finally taken its toll on Katie Waissel.

The petite blonde, 24, fainted during a shopping spree in London.

Cheery: Katie looked happy and in a cheerful mood as she arrived for rehearsals at Wembley's Fountain Studios yesterday

The show’s finalists had been given the run of the flagship TopShop store in Oxford Circus, owned by Simon Cowell’s close friend and business partner, Sir Philip Green.
But Miss Waissel stunned her competitors as she collapsed against a wall in the shop on Wednesday night.

A show source said: ‘Katie has no idea what happened. She was feeling fine and all of a sudden she just slumped to the ground.

‘She can’t remember what happened at all. It was all a bit of a drama – she didn’t see a doctor, but thinks that her blood sugar may have been on the low side.
‘The producers think she should see a doctor just to make sure everything’s okay.’

Shopping spree: Katie Waissel appeared healthy as she left Topshop following an apparent 'collapse' in the store

The scene: Katie was shopping in the Oxford Street branch when the incident occurred

Miss Waissel was left distraught this week after she was accused of manufacturing rumours that she had been caught in bed with fellow contestant Matt Cardle.

A source close to the singer said that her parents, Diana and Maurice, called the show’s bosses following her collapse and told them: ‘We’re worried this show is turning our daughter into a monster.’

The source added: ‘They are just being strong for Katie as this is her dream, but when you have your daughter on the other end of the phone crying, it’s extremely hard.’
An X Factor spokesperson said: 'Katie felt unwell and there were trained first aiders on hand to look after her. She is feeling fine today.'
But, whatever the reason, it seems the collapse wasn't too serious, as the 24-year-old singer was later seen leaving Topshop laden with shopping bags thought to contain freebies from the clothing store.

Trendy? Cher Lloyd wore another unique outfit as she arrived at rehearsals

Hopefuls: Rebecca Ferguson and Treyc Cohen also looked wintry and chic as they arrived yesterday

It's not the first time Katie has struggled to cope during her time on the X Factor.
The singer, who was put through to this weekend's shows after her performance of Etta James's I Would Rather Go Blind, returned home for some support from her mother after a particularly bad week earlier this month.

Talking about her daughter returning home, Katie's mother Diana explained to Heat magazine this week: 'Katie hadn’t been very well, she had a really bad sore throat and was feeling under the weather.

Supporting their acts: Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue arrive at Fountain Studios for rehearsals on Thursday

'She went to the doctor, who put her on a course of antibiotics and gave her the afternoon off, so she thought she’d surprise me and come home for dinner. It was good to catch up.

'We watched the show together on TV, looked back at it all and chatted, had supper together, and then she went back. There was absolutely no special treatment.'

Katie also seemed healthy and happy as she arrived for rehearsals at Wembley's Fountain Studios today, but was wrapped up warm in a hat, scarf and heavy hooded coat.

Louis's acts: John Adeleye and Mary Byrne arriving at Fountain Studios

She was recently accused of fabricating a sex scandal in an attempt to stay on the show.

Some contestants are also said to think she was behind a story suggesting she enjoyed a fling with Matt Cardle, who is currently favourite to win the competition.
Both have now agreed their evening had been less romantic than suggested.

Despite Miss Waissel denying she was behind the story, her fellow contestants are said to have frozen her out, refusing to speak to her and even calling her ‘Katie Weasel’.

source: dailymail

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