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Audition from hell: Pink impersonator blasts X Factor UK judges in violent dummy spit

As The X Factor Australia returns this week, The X Factor UK is making headlines around the world thanks to a Pink impersonator whose failed audition ended in a violent, swear-filled outburst at the show's judges (watch above).

Zoe Alexander went on the show saying she wanted to "show her own identity" after two years of being a Pink tribute artist.

But the judges, Nicole Scherzinger, Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos, were not impressed when she launched into Pink's 'So What'.

Cutting her audition short, the panel gave her a second chance and she had a crack at Emeli Sandé's 'Next To Me'.

But it was too late. The whole panel gave her a "no", Louis Walsh advising her that she needed to "find yourself and come back as Zoe".

Zoe shouted at the judges before throwing her microphone and storming off stage.

She returned with her father (a Tom Jones impersonator), yelling foul-mouthed insults at the judges (check out how Nicole Scherzinger responds above).

Zoe rammed into a cameraman off stage, and was "arrested and cautioned for hitting a producer", Daily Mail reports.

"They set out to make a total and utter fool of me," the wannabe singer told the Sunday Mirror.

"Even though this audition was in June, I'm still struggling to come to terms with what happened."

She added that she has been "a nervous wreck" since the incident.

In other X Factor UK news, guest judge Mel B of the Spice Girls almost made an 82-year-old grandpa cry when she told him his performance of Adele's 'My Love' made her want to "fall asleep".

After the first day of auditions, co-judge Gary Barlow poked fun at Scary Spice's brutal approach. "I don't know how you're going to sleep tonight," Gary joked.

Mel B is back on our tellies for the new season of X Factor Australia starting tonight. Bring on the barbs, Scary!

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