Bella: So glad I didn’t hide Sex Fac­tor

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS - EX­CLU­SIVE BY JA­NINE YAQOOB TV Ed­i­tor

X FAC­TOR favourite Bella Pen­fold has spo­ken for the first time about her love life – and said she is glad she ig­nored ad­vice to hide her sex­u­al­ity.

Some pals feared be­ing open about girl­friend Tasha John­stone could have cost Bella votes.

The girls are both 19. Bella de­cided to be hon­est with the show’s judges and says: “I’m just be­ing me, not forc­ing any­one to have my opin­ions. I just wanted to be brave and fear­less to help those who are scared. Me and Tasha are happy.”

Bella, from Brent­wood, Es­sex, ad­mits re­veal­ing her sex­u­al­ity to her mum two years ago was tricky.

But she adds: “Mum is great now, but she strug­gled at first.”

FAVOURITE Bella with Tasha

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