X Factor hopeful Anton Stephans has been exposed as a fake having lied about his adoption, according to a report.
The 45-year-old has gone from strength to strength on the ITV talent show, and after revealing he survived a gruelling cancer battle, the nation took the former backing singer to its heart.
According to a report Anton has been lying about his past.
Anton previously claimed he was adopted at the age of seven.
Speaking to The Sun, a source close to his biological parents has rubbished those claims, saying that the star wasn’t adopted and has been “telling stories” like this for years.
A source close to the show told Mirror Online that Anton is “hurt” by the personal stories about him from family members.
They said: “Anton is hurt and disappointed that his family have chosen to fabricate these stories about him.
“Anton has chosen not to discuss his adopted family publicly in order to protect their privacy.”