X Factor runner-up Scarlett Lee reveals Christmas plans after devastating house fire

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X Factor runner-up Scarlett Lee reveals she ‘can’t wait’ to spend Christmas with her loved ones after devastating house fire

Laura Fox For Mailonline

X Factor runner-up Scarlett Lee has revealed her plans to spend the festive season with her family, after their home was destroyed in a devastating fire.

Speaking on Friday’s This Morning, the 21-year-old said she’s looking forward to some time off after a busy few months, as she also performed a festive version of Leona Lewis’ One More Sleep.

Scarlett and her family were left devastated last month when their mobile home was burned to the group, and the songstress narrowly avoided blindness after an ember landed in her eye.

Exciting: X Factor runner-up Scarlett Lee has revealed her plans to spend the festive season with her family, after their home was destroyed in a devastating fire

Speaking to hosts Eamonn Holmes and Ruth Langsford, Scarlett revealed it’s been non-stop since she finished second on the X Factor final earlier this month.

She said: ‘It just feels like a really big whirlwind, so I’m still trying to come down for Christmas, but I’ve my clothing line and album coming out next year.

‘And I can’t wait for the tour it’s going to be so much fun.’

When asked what her plans were for the festive season, the Essex girl added: ‘I’m gonna have time off and just chill with my family, I haven’t really seen them that much.’

Lovely: Speaking on Friday's This Morning, the 21-year-old said she's looking forward to some time off after a busy few months

Lovely: Speaking on Friday’s This Morning, the 21-year-old said she’s looking forward to some time off after a busy few months

Songstress: On her festive plans Scarlett said: 'I'm gonna have time off and just chill with my family, I haven't really seen them that much'

Songstress: On her festive plans Scarlett said: ‘I’m gonna have time off and just chill with my family, I haven’t really seen them that much’

It came after Scarlett and her family narrowly avoided serious injury when their home was burned to the ground in a fire.

The singer was injured when an ember flew into her eye, revealing AE doctors told her she was lucky not to have been blinded.

Two of her brothers were burnt, as was her sister-in-law, and the family were treated for smoke inhalation.

The blaze took hold at around 7:30am near Epsom, Surrey, with the rising star thought to have been in her neighbouring caravan at the time. The cause of the first is not yet known.

Stunning: After her interview Scarlett took to the stage to deliver a lovely rendition of Leona Lewis' One More Sleep to celebrate the coming festive season

Stunning: After her interview Scarlett took to the stage to deliver a lovely rendition of Leona Lewis’ One More Sleep to celebrate the coming festive season

Beaming: It came after Scarlett and her family avoided serious injury when their mobile home in Surrey was burned to the ground in a fire

Beaming: It came after Scarlett and her family avoided serious injury when their mobile home in Surrey was burned to the ground in a fire

Speaking about the ordeal to The Sun, Scarlett admitted she still suffered from nightmares as she lived in the X Factor mansion.

She said: ‘I [have become] very paranoid thinking there was going to be a fire, so I needed to sleep by the door.

‘Every time [my family] go to sleep they dream of it. They’re not close to getting a new home – their mental health is the biggest priority at the moment.’

Dramatic: Two of her brothers were burnt, as was her sister-in-law, and the family were treated for smoke inhalation

Dramatic: Two of her brothers were burnt, as was her sister-in-law, and the family were treated for smoke inhalation

Scarlett also revealed the trauma she suffered when she thought her brother was having heart failure from the ordeal.

‘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?”

‘I was like, ”Mum, I don’t know if my brother’s dead or alive”. I was screaming and ripping my hair out.’

Following the fire Scarlett also praised her X Factor mentor Simon Cowell, after the mogul lent her family a helping hand by sending them with three massive Harrods hampers and designer clothes.

She took to her Facebook account to hail Simon, 59, ‘the kindest person I will ever meet’ as she showcased her lavish gifts.  

Gorgeous: For the appearance Scarlett was a ray of sunshine in a fuchsia pink dress with strapped heels, adorned with a pretty butterfly charm

Gorgeous: For the appearance Scarlett was a ray of sunshine in a fuchsia pink dress with strapped heels, adorned with a pretty butterfly charm

Lovely: With her brown tresses styled into effortless waves, the star also showed off her signature golden tan

Lovely: With her brown tresses styled into effortless waves, the star also showed off her signature golden tan


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