X Factor contestants 4th Impact have been pushing themselves to the limit during their time in the singing competition, according to Sinitta. The group made a dramatic exit from the show on Sunday after singer Celina collapsed on stage, and Simon Cowell's ex said it could be because they took the competition so seriously.
"I think it's just those girls particularly never stop. They don't stop, eat, relax, sleep," Sinitta told The Mirror at the Global Gift Gala.
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Sinitta said 4th Impact "never stop" during X Factor rehearsals
"I think so [they put too much pressure on themselves] to make their country proud. It's like old school, like the Jacksons etc. It's like 'God, take a break'. But I think they'll be massive. I thought they'd make the finals."
Celina was treated by paramedics on Sunday evening after she became unwell. Mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was comforting the sisters following their exit, when the young singer blacked out. Shocked Cheryl shouted for help, and two producers raced on to help carry Celina backstage.
Celina collapsed on stage following their elimination on Sunday
It was not the first time Celina collapsed on the show – she passed out backstage just a few weeks ago and host Olly Murs had to get a chair for her to sit on while on stage.
The band have since used Twitter to reassure fans that Celina was feeling better. Thanking the public for their support, they added, "Celina is ok now, thanks for all your prayers and love".
4th Impact came fifth in the competition
Indeed Celina appeared to be doing well in a family picture showing her with her three sisters and their mum. "We'll always be gracious," wrote the band alongside the picture, before adding "Thank you" and "Excited for more blessings! God bless everyone!"
Celebrations were in order as the girls marked Celina's good health and their stint on the TV talent show with glasses of champagne.