Jeremy Edwards hits out at trolls who SLAM him for his X Factor: Celebrity tantrum... as he jokes the show made him 'look fat AND sound out of tune'

Jeremy Edwards has spent his Sunday on Twitter joking about his X Factor: Celebrity performance the night before - and hitting back at trolls who have attacked him for it.

The actor - whose audition alongside pal Brendan Cole at Simon Cowell's lavish LA mansion was shown in the first episode of the new series - took to the micro-blogging site to defend himself, answer tweets from both fans and haters, and to mock his own performance.

He joked: 'I can’t believe they made me look fat AND sound out of tune! Bast#rds!'

Hitting back: Jeremy Edwards has spent his Sunday on Twitter joking about his X Factor: Celebrity performance the night before - and hitting back at trolls who have attacked him for it

Hitting back: Jeremy Edwards has spent his Sunday on Twitter joking about his X Factor: Celebrity performance the night before - and hitting back at trolls who have attacked him for it

But some took this literally, swiftly launching onto the former Hollyoaks star, 48, to attack him.

One angry troll posted: '[You looked] like a complete prick!! Don’t think the show did you any favours!! Guess you could argue it was the edit. But I was surprised to see many tweets from people who’ve met you and clearly have negative experiences with you!!'

Another remarked nastily: 'Coming across like a right c**t you mate!' 

To these, Jeremy sarcastically replied with 'Oh my gosh, am I?' and 'I had no idea I was such a vile human being, what should I do?'

'Don't you know who I am?' Singing at Simon Cowell's lavish LA mansion, Jeremy winked a lot before looking disgruntled when none of the judges recognised him

'Don't you know who I am?' Singing at Simon Cowell's lavish LA mansion, Jeremy winked a lot before looking disgruntled when none of the judges recognised him

The actor - whose audition alongside pal Brendan Cole at Simon Cowell's lavish LA mansion was shown in the first episode of the new series - took to the micro-blogging site to defend himself

The actor - whose audition alongside pal Brendan Cole at Simon Cowell's lavish LA mansion was shown in the first episode of the new series - took to the micro-blogging site to defend himself

He was also slammed for throwing a 'tantrum' on the show, too, causing further remarks on Twitter.

He was seen looking disgruntled as judge Louis Walsh told Brendan: 'I know who you are, you're from Strictly. But I don't know who you are.'

This caused Jeremy to throw a strop off stage, as he told his fellow celebrities: 'Don't. I'm serious don't. That was horrible. I don't want fake bulls**t! They were really mean, that was upsetting.

'You're just like, "well we're trying, we're off the TV in England and people know us and they love us". It was a bit mean and I don't like people being mean.'

He joked: 'I can’t believe they made me look fat AND sound out of tune! Bast#rds!'

He joked: 'I can’t believe they made me look fat AND sound out of tune! Bast#rds!'

And fans were less than impressed by the duo's performance and Jeremy's diva behaviour with dozens taking to Twitter.

One wrote: 'I had no clue Jeremy Edwards was such an arrogant turnip.'

Someone else added: 'His reaction cracked me up so much. I can't tell if he is being serious or it's a parody?!'

Edwards and Cole: Professional dancer Brendan, 43, made his debut with Jeremy on Celebrity X Factor on Saturday

Edwards and Cole: Professional dancer Brendan, 43, made his debut with Jeremy on Celebrity X Factor on Saturday

Reaction: Jeremy posted a tweet later on Sunday afternoon, clearly upset with reaction he'd received

Reaction: Jeremy posted a tweet later on Sunday afternoon, clearly upset with reaction he'd received

To which another viewer responded: 'I reckon he was totally serious. His mid-song winks were something else.'

But Jeremy posted a tweet later on Sunday afternoon, clearly upset with reaction he'd received: 'To all the people calling me names, criticising me. That’s cool. You are entitled to your opinion and I respect that right. Please bear in mind that these comments affect my family, which is not cool. So please think before you type.❤️'

He also tweeted: 'I’m actually an ok singer. You can hear the nerves in my voice! I thought we were very entertaining overall!

'I’ve taken a bit of a kicking which I know I should brush off but it’s easier said than done!' 

Car crash! Fans were less than impressed by the duo's performance and Jeremy's diva behaviour with dozens taking to Twitter

Car crash! Fans were less than impressed by the duo's performance and Jeremy's diva behaviour with dozens taking to Twitter

Brendan also took to Twitter, posting: 'For all of you who watched me and Jem on @TheXFactor tonight.... Sorry we weren’t better. Lost my voice on the day so couldn’t do my harmonies, nerves took over and our soft love song really didn’t work. Eeek #dontgiveupthedayjob'

To which Jeremy replied: 'What he said!'

The X Factor: Celebrity continues next Saturday on ITV.

Jeremy Edwards hits out at trolls who SLAM him for his X Factor: Celebrity tantrum

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