American reality show X Factor hopefuls had a real taste of stripping when they arrived at Simon Cowell's Los Angeles mansion. Simon's former girlfriend Sinitta decided to strip off to palm leaves in a bid to relieve the contestants from stress, reports The Mail.
The six over-25 contestants battling for a place in the final were greeted at the door by a naked Sinitta, clad in palm leaves. Sinitta told the contestants: “Hi guys, I wanted you to have fun!'.
But ex-boyfriend Simon Cowell had other thoughts. ‘I actually can't do this with you standing there like this, walk backwards, I'm being serious I can't do this,' he muttered.
Saturday's show sees the four judges each welcome six contestants to their exotic holiday homes.
The semi-finalists then give the performance of their lives, each well aware that half of them will be heading home.
While Cowell has Sinitta help him pick the over 25s, Cheryl Cole invites Will Young to Morocco to help her choose the three boys going through to the final.
Then Dannii Minogue gets her pop star sister Kylie to join her in Dubai to audition the six girls, while Louis Walsh calls on old friend Ronan Keating to help weed out the best of the groups.
Amongst the six over-25 battling for a spot in the final are: Danyl Johnson, Treyc Cohen, Jamie Afro, Nicole Lawrence, Daniel Pearce and Olly Murs.