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Normally so cool and collected, and the one to leave others worrying, the tables seem turned as she thinks that her and Jonny are the gossip fodder of everyone in the hospital, and when she spies Mo whispering with Ollie, she flies off the handle.
THIS is the moment one of X Factor's most controversial contestants flies off the handle during tonight's show.
He says: "I'm not someone who flies off the handle.