Michelle gives Cowell an X

Glamour model Michelle Marsh became the third celeb booted off X Factor: Battle of the Stars last night.

Glamour model Michelle Marsh became the third celeb booted off X Factor: Battle of the Stars last night.

Judge Simon Cowell cast the deciding vote to eject her - and Marsh said he had done so because she had turned down his amorous advances.

Cowell had said her rendition of the Alanis Morissette hit Ironic "wasn't bad", and that she had surprised him.

But when it came to the showdown between Marsh and pregnant former EastEnders star Lucy Benjamin, who sang Pink's Get The Party Started, he plumped for Benjamin.

After the vote, Marsh told Cowell: I kind of expected it - since I turned you down."

Magician Paul Daniels and his wife Debbie McGee were the first celebs to be kicked off - on Monday.

TV nutritionist Gillian McKeith, host of You Are What You Eat, went on Tuesday night.

The celebrity version of the show will run every night until next Monday, with each contestant raising more money for their nominated charities by appearing.

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