Chloe and her boyfriend Craig Wiffen
There’s something about X Factor’s Chloe-Jasmine Whichello that hints she’s a bit of a rule breaker.
Producers of the ITV show got a taste of her wild side recently when she refused point blank to return to the contestants’ house and broke away with hush-hush boyfriend Craig Wiffen.
Sources claim the 23-year-old’s response to repeated requests to stay with the group was less than cordial – “ranting and raving” at staff.
An onlooker at the studios in north London said: “Chloe was furious. Production arranged for a car to collect her but she refused to get into it.
Chloe slopes off with her man
“She was kicking off. Staff were polite but Chloe was having none of it. She kept shouting, ‘No!’ and insisted on going with Craig. It all got a bit heated, he booked a cab and they shot off.”
A show source said: “Chloe isn’t the easiest person we’ve worked with.”
Well-spoken Chloe isn’t a stranger to TV. She’s graced Channel 5’s Shopaholics Exposed and Sky model contest The Face with known diva Naomi Campbell. Ahem.
Away from the spotlight, she’s also been prone to the occasional outburst as a raunchy model. A former colleague said that while posing for adult store Lovehoney, Chloe downed champers and refused to go outside to smoke, puffing away out of a cat-flap!
Maybe she was better behaved when One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson made a surprise visit to his old stamping ground at X Factor this week?
The pair sneak off
In an odd little twist, wayward Chloe is rumoured to be growing closer to Stevi Ritchie, who’s apparently been taking love advice from Simon Cowell and 1D Louis. I guess “pick a quiet one” wasn’t in there.
» Meanwhile Simon has had yet another bust-up with ex Sinitta, says a pal: “She really crossed a line this time.” Si was infuriated by comments the singer made at the London Lifestyle Awards last week.
The source said: “There are things he wants to keep to private. It’s not the first time she’s overshared.”
The gaffe comes weeks after Sinitta made a toe-curling speech at Simon’s 55th birthday – declaring her love for him at a dinner attended by his lover Lauren Silverman.
But Sinitta was back at X Factor rehearsals again this week, so it looks like they have since kissed and made up. Again.