An X Factor hopeful was arrested just moments after viewers saw her reduce judge Sharon Osborne to tears.Wannabe singer Rebekah Ryan -whose audition for the show was aired at the weekend – was detained by police on Sunday after she attacked her son’s father’s new girlfriend Dee Overton outside a pub in Tamworth, Staffordshire.
A spokesperson for the police told The Sun Online: “We were called at 7.15pm on Sunday, September 11 to reports of an assault outside the Fox Inn in Tamworth. A 29-year-old woman from Tamworth suffered swelling to her eye after she was punched in the face. A 40-year-old woman was arrested and given a conditional caution for assault by beating.”
A source explained: “Matt and Rebekah were together for about nine years and split over a year ago. Her ex’s new partner was trying to keep the peace. She was the mediator and then this happened.”
Meanwhile, Rebekah’s run in with the law will no doubt come as a shock to bosses as during her audition she had judges in tears with her rendition of Sarah McLachlan’s Angels.