X Factor: The Band features surprise audition by Celebs Go Dating star

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Monday's premiere of The X Factor: The Band (December 9) featured a surprise appearance from Celebs Go Dating star Tallia Storm.

The new show, which will eventually see either a girl group or boyband battle it out to be crowned the nation's new pop sensations, opened with Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger holding a series of auditions for young pop star wannabes, and Tallia emerged as a surprise entry as she sang her own song to the two judges.

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Following her audition, Simon and Nicole didn't seem too keen on her performance, declaring that she came across as more of a solo artist than a band member.

However, despite only really giving her negatives, Simon and Nicole sent her through anyway – because they thought she was "interesting".

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As soon as Tallia left the room, Nicole immediately remarked: "She'll be a difficult one. She'll be difficult," with Simon replying in agreement: "100%."

Over the years, Tallia's been on a variety of reality TV shows, which made her appearance as a non-celebrity on X Factor: The Band slightly confusing for some viewers.

One viewer tweeted: "Ok seriously? Are you just auditioning mildly famous people? Tallia was literally on Celebs Go Dating."

While another wrote: "Are they actually pretending they don’t know who Tallia Storm is? She’s been on practically every reality show there is!"

X Factor: The Band continues on Wednesday (December 11) at 8.30pm on ITV.

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