SINGER Scarlett Lee endured a horrific week to keep her place on the X Factor stage – but the nightmare of her family is devastating fire continues.
In an exclusive interview, she told me that she could do it with the 7million pad she shares with her fellow contestants.
X Factor singer Scarlett Lee speaks for the first time as the fire that burns her family caravan home to ashes has left her 'paranoid' Said: "I could not sleep properly. My boyfriend had to be on the floor while I slept on the sofa and my dad would sleep in the armchair to watch me.
"I became very sorry, I needed to sleep by the door."
Scarlett recalled in the horrifying detail of the moment she saw her family's mobile home near Epsom, Surrey, at the start of last week – and thought her brother was dying.
She said: "I looked and my brother was on the floor. He was shaking, foaming from the mouth. I was thinking, 'has he just had a seizure, a heart attack?' "
Splash News The X Factor is now in fear that the same thing will happen to the £ 7million TV pad she shares with the rest of the contestants Scarlett was also injured when she was about her brother.
She said: "Oh my God, your eye and I was like, 'Mum, I do not know if my brother's dead or alive, I can not worry about my eye '. I was screaming and ripping my hair out. "
Her burnt-in-law burns to her back.
For example, you will need a treatment for another fortnight at least.
David New – The Sun in the Epsom, Surrey, burnt the caravan home to the ground as Scarlett's family escaped through the windowsDavid New – The Sun It took six fire crews more than four hours to put the fire out Mix's Jesy Nelson after terrifying fire
She said: "I could not open my eye. Any kind of light, like just turning on your phone. The doctors told me I could have lost my eyesight for good. I'm very lucky. "
Scarlett says she is her family, they were left "traumatized" by the fire and suffer distressing flashbacks.
She said: "Every time they dream of it. They're not close to getting a new home – their mental health is the biggest priority at the moment.
"People have been turning up with old-fashioned clothes. Vouchers for Christmas for kids, family and friends. There's a lot of people that have helped. You never forget them when you're down. "
David New – The Sun is being blown to the left of the family. David Smith, who saved the family's Christmas by delivering toys alongside the Harrods gift baskets Scarlett shared on Instagram this week.
She said: "I'm not one for a story but my family just had their own home, because it was all ashes, it was quite a hard day, books and Nerf guns for my nephew.
"Simon has been my rock and he's helped my family so much in ways I'd never be able to thank him for."
I think you could easily repay him if you won X Factor, Scarlett.
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Emma cuffed to bits
EMMA Thompson is led away in handcuffs by Buckingham Palace.
The Oscar winner asked Prince William for a kiss during the ceremony. But she was not arrested for making the cheeky request.
Zenpix Dame Emma Thompson ends up in the clink for her new role as a star outspoken rebel MP Vivienne Rock The Oscar winner asked Prince William for a kiss during an investiture ceremony where she was made a Dame Commander of the British EmpireAfter her big day, Emma went back to playing rebel MP Vivienne Rook in the upcoming BBC drama Years & Years – is here pictured on set.
But given Dame Emma turned into a white trainers, I think she should have been lifted by the fashion police.
Sir David joins TV Goliath
Sir David Attenborough's landmark BBC1 nature show called Dynasties.
But Netflix has now got some of its thunder by announcing its own epic natural history to be presented by none other than, er, Sir David.
Handout Sir David Attenborough has joined forces with Beeb-rival Netflix for epic eight-part series Our PlanetOur Planet is an eight-part series, compared with the five episodes of the Beeb offering about endangered species.
A TV insider said: "Sir David is very much seen as being part of the BBC family.
"This is not the first time he's made for other channels, but Netflix is now a big rival to the Beeb."
Our Planet, which starts next April, took four years to create.
As a huge fan of Sir David, I say the BBC's loss is the viewers' gain.
Trailer for the new David Attenborough wildlife series Dynastiesbizbit
AXED stars of The Apprentice are lucky if they go on to Celebrity Big Brother. But deluded Kurran Poons has high hopes of being "the best actor ever". He said: "I'd like to do something like Bond villain."
Bears give Fortitude the shivers
FILMING in public often attracts some unwanted attention from onlookers.
But the creators of drama Fortitude used guards to deter their nose bystanders – polar bears.
Alamy Sky Atlantic thriller The thrill of the Atlantic, the thrillers of the sky The thrillers of the Atlantic, the thrill of the waves two were shot in Iceland.
And star Richard Dormer felt the health benefits of shooting in freezing temperatures. He said: "I was not able to do my face.
"If you wanted to light a cigarette, your hand would be after 20 seconds."
It's one way to make you give up.
WHAT? Alone At Home, 8pm, Channel 4.
WHY? At new series shows what can happen when kids are left alone at home for four days. Two sisters aged 16 and 13 are filmed by 27 cameras as they scrap and squabble.
Goodbye from Kevin O'Sullivan
JEREMY Vine might be in his Channel 5 show but one colleague is still pining for the old host.
TV reviewer Kevin O'Sullivan is bowing out to talk on the talkRADIO show he co-hosts with Matthew Wright.
Matthew Wight signs off after 18 years of The Wright Stuff TV show
Kevin said: "I've had the most amazing time working with anyone.
"But since Matthew left The Wright Stuff in June, I've missed our knockout on-screen relationship. To say goodbye. "
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SoapboxIN Emmerdale, Bob realizes he is facing a bleak prospect, Debbie receives a message that leaves her shocked and Rishi's exploits go viral. Over in Coronation Street, Nick juggles the demands of three women, while Steve is on the verge of winning round Tracy.
Elsewhere, Tim makes a point of telling Sally, she has worked out her feelings for him.
Meanwhile in EastEnders, Bev tries to show Hayley how to be a caring mother and claims this will be a good chance for them to bond and fix the past.
Ray panics when he realizes Mel knew he was lying about the money.