They've been tipped as one of the favourites on the new series of Britain's most popular family TV show. But X Factor hopefuls Kandy Rain have been hiding a racy secret - they met while working at a London lap-dancing club. The four women formed a friendship while working at the club and formed Kandy Rain - which their official website fails to mention.
More than 14 million viwers watched the X Factor live heats [PA]. Sunday night's show, in which ex-strippers Kandy Rain became the first rejects of the series, was seen by Overall the ITV1 show - which sees Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh judging wannabe pop stars - had an average of 13 million viewers, which was a colossal five million more than the equivalent live heat last year.
Azi Jegbefume, Coco Lloyd, Chemmane Applewhaite and Khatereh Dovani looked crestfallen as judges Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue laid into them on the finals show on Saturday night for not making an effort to move away from their image as strippers. Dannii told them: "You say you want to be taken seriously for your singing but there are certain things about you tonight that took away from that. Cheryl added: "If I was your mentor I would have brought you out looking demure and show what you can do as singers.
They had no chance because producers kept dragging up their past as strippers and the group got caught up in a porn movie scandal, she protested. The judges attacked their image and turned viewers against them while their backstage row with fave Danyl Johnson was made public. But yesterday, in an exclusive chat with the Daily Star, the girl band hit out at their treatment.
The London-based girl group were the first act to be voted off the ITV series this year after a sing-off with Rachel Adejiji but said they would have pushed their barely-there outfits and sexy moves even further had they stayed in the show. Their routines had brought criticism from judges Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue, with Cole saying they were "dressed too provocatively". We had a lot of tricks up our sleeve but unfortunately you don't get to see it because you didn't vote," said year-old law student Coco Lloyd.
October 13th,pm. The former strippers - who became the first act to be voted out of the competition last night - claimed the Girls Aloud star's comments were "hypocritical" and defended their racy image. But Dubliner Azi said: "Fair enough we wouldn't wear it walking down the street to go shopping with our mothers, but we looked great.
Axed girlband Kandy Rain are going back to stripping The four-piece band - who became the first act to leave the X Factor last week - have been booked to perform at the launch of lapdancing club Secrets in London's Covent Garden later this month. The girls, Azi Jegbefume, 25, Khatereh Dovani, 24, Chemmane Applewhite, 26, and law student Coco Lloyd, 22, will star on stage at the opening night of the club, which will specialise in pole-dancing and table-dancing, on October
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X Factor girlband Kandy Rain have apparently said that their days of stripping are over. Now the girls are believed to have said they will never strip again — even if they get voted out in the first round of the show. And proving that there is more to the girls than meets the eye, Coco revealed that Khatereh is a gymnast, Azi and Chemmane are dancers and she used to study law at university.
The sexy foursome - tipped to make the finals of the ITV singing contest - met while working at London lap-dancing club Secrets. They want pop careers and have been saving up their tips for singing lessons and costumes. Another source said: "They are all really sexy girls and stripping keeps them fit. They're all good pole dancers and very open-minded.