X Factor singer caught up in nude photo scandal

X Factor hopeful Jake Sims was left "mortified" this week after a nude photo of him was leaked online.

The 19 year old, who is part of judge Louis Walsh's band Stereo Kicks, tweeted the picture two years ago but had since deleted it.

The published image, showing him posing naked in front of a mirror, includes the caption, "Here's my nude, lol. Yolo xx (sorry if you see this mum)." 


The picture began circulating on social networks over the weekend, much to Jake's embarrassment. A source close to the singer said he was worried the leak would affect his chance on the talent show. "He is mortified that this has now come to light – he is totally committed to making a success of Stereo Kicks and doesn't want anything to distract from that."

Twitter users apparently began threatening to release the image once Jake reached the live shows. Well, any publicity is good publicity, right?!

Despite the cringey incident, Stereo Kicks battled their way into next week's show, winning a sing-off against Chloe Jasmine – although reports are circulating that the eight piece group will be dropped to six members.