X Factor finalist Katie Waissel scared to leave contestants' house
The viewer shouted obscenities and threw a banana skin at the singer, 24, as she was out in Covent Garden for rehearsals.
‘Even though it was only a banana skin, it was still horrible,’ explains Katie.
‘I was grateful it wasn’t a fire extinguisher.’
Katie admits the online hate campaign against her has put her off leaving the contestants’ home in London.
‘I’m scared when I go out,’ she adds. ‘I don’t know what the reaction to me is going to be.
‘At the end of the day I am a 24-year-old girl and to be booed publicy for, well, I don’t know what for, it hurts. It really hurts.’