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Johnny Robinson defends his X Factor mentor, Louis Walsh

Johnny Robinson has defended his mentor Louis Walsh's decision to vote SamI Brookes off The X Factor over the weekend.

The 45-year-old told Samuel Hamilton of the Irish Daily Mirror that as a mentor, Walsh is always there for his acts:

"Louis has been lovely. I couldn’t have had a better mentor, seriously. He’s been very helpful and caring. And he’s extremely hands on – he’s helping me and the others out all the time. I would see him a lot during the week. This week we had routines and song choices to go through so we saw him on four days. That’s the usual".

The former drag artist also said that he is the perfect mentor for him as he doesn't view himself as a "pop star":

"At the end of the day he’s got eight years’ experience with acts on the X Factor so I really, truly believe that I couldn’t have got a better mentor for someone like me because I’m not a pop star”.

The contestant, who took on The Darkness' 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love' over the weekend, also said that Tulisa Contostavlos' criticism of Misha B being a bully is unfounded:

“I don’t know where that came from. She has been nothing but nice to me and I haven’t heard anyone else in the house say that she’s been bullying them”.

Check out Misha B's performance of Prince's 'Purple Rain' and Contostavlos' criticism of the 19-year-old, which caused an argument amongst the judges, and Johnny Robinson's performance of 'I Believe In A Thing Called Love':