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4th Impact's Celina explains why she collapsed – and addresses pregnancy rumours

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Ainhoa Barcelona
Content Managing Editor
December 4, 2015
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4th Impact's departure from The X Factor last weekend was made even more dramatic when one of the girls Celina collapsed on stage, just moments after the show ended. In an exclusive interview with HELLO! Online, Celina, who is the youngest member of the Filipino group, has explained what happened that night.

"I think it was the pressure, the long rehearsals," said Celina. "And not eating dinner! I'm very thankful to God that I was able to rest and now I'm feeling better with the help of our mum cooking chicken adobo!"

Some fans were quick to speculate that the 19-year-old was pregnant, with many taking to social media to share their views.

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After trying to make it for ten years, 4th Impact have said the end of the X Factor is just the beginning

"No I'm not pregnant!" laughed Celina. "I don't have a boyfriend! I just laughed and ignored it."

"She's our youngest sister and she's never had a boyfriend or even a crush before," said Mylene, 23. "She found it very funny!"

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Celina laughed off the pregnancy rumours, saying: "I don't have a boyfriend!"

It's no secret that the girls enjoyed a close bond with their mentor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who they often referred to as their fifth band member. The girls are confident that they will stay in touch with the Fight For This Love singer.

"She always said to look after each other and take care of each other," said Celina. "We'll definitely stay in touch with her because we have her brother's number and she said whatever we need, she's always there for us. And of course with Twitter she said she's only a tweet away!"

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"Cheryl said whatever we need, she's always there for us," said Celina

As well as having Cheryl as their mentor, the girls revealed that the highlight of their X Factor experience was performing in front of head honcho Simon Cowell every week.

"Never once in the live shows did he give us rude comments or make us feel depressed," said Almira, who is the eldest, protective big sister at 28.

"He was always honest and wanted to help us and we felt that he really appreciated us. We felt that every time he saw us backstage he said, 'Are you good? Are you enjoying it? Are you okay?' He was like an uncle to us, a friend, he was so humble and he wasn't like Simon Cowell the boss. I really hope that he'll keep in touch with us!"

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The girls described Simon Cowell as "so humble" and "honest"

The plan now is for 4th Impact to remain in London for the foreseeable future – to perform in the X Factor tour and to make a name for themselves in the UK. They are being supported every step of the way by their mum Erlinda, while their dad, who is sick, remains in the Philippines with their other siblings.

"We really wanted to celebrate Christmas with our dad back in the Philippines," said Mylene. "But we've decided to stay in the UK before the tour. We're hoping for a White Christmas – we want to see snow!"

"We want to see how British people celebrate Christmas," said Almira. "We want to see Buckingham Palace and see fireworks at New Years and then hopefully next year on tour our dad can come watch us if he's better."

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The band are hoping to reunite with their fellow contestants to celebrate Celina's 20th birthday

But before Christmas the girls have another celebration to look forward to – Celina's 20th birthday, which they're hoping to spend with their fellow X Factor contestants.

"We miss everyone!" said Almira. "Lauren said, 'It's not the same in the house without you. We miss you guys. There are so few of us now.'"

"I still don't have a real plan for my birthday but I think we're going to do a meet and greet with our fans," said Celina.

"And invite the X Factor contestants to have a dinner, and perform and jam together but without the pressure! We will give them a taste of Filipino food because my mum loves to cook so it'll be great to showcase some Filipino delicacies."

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"If you don't give up on your dreams something will happen," the band admitted

Reflecting back on what The X Factor has given them, Almira said: "We want to thank the show and also Simon and Cheryl for giving us this ride to fame! We've been trying to make it for ten years and almost came to a point where we had given up.

"But this has just proved that if you don't give up on your dreams something will happen and you have to believe in it. We're so excited to go on tour and perform for our fans. We can't wait for the new beginning after the end of X Factor!"

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