Granny's sex factor shocks Katie's family
The family of 'The X Factor' contender Katie Waissel are "completely shocked" by the actions of the singer's 81-year-old grandmother after it emerged she is working as a prostitute and porn star.
Further revelations are expected after a spokeswoman for PR guru Max Clifford confirmed Sheila Vogel was a client and said she had been "inundated" with media offers.
Ms Waissel's sister, Natalie Davis, speaking on behalf of her family, said: "We were completely shocked and devastated to hear of the news that my grandmother, Sheila Vogel, has been conducting immoral activities, including prostitution and pornography.
"We, as a family, disassociate ourselves wholly from these activities and from any future stories that arise from them. We would ask that during this difficult time we are allowed space to deal with it as a family."
The revelations about her grandmother come as another blow for Ms Waissel, who has divided fans' opinions since her first appearance on the ITV1 talent show.
A spokeswoman for Mr Clifford said: "Sheila has been inundated with media offers which are all being considered. One thing she wants to make clear is that what she does is nothing to do with Katie."
A clip from a porn film, starring Ms Vogel under the name Cecilia Bird, will be shown on adult channel Red Hot 40+ next Saturday. The film, called 'Freddie's Great British Granny Bang', is described as "100pc uncut amateur hardcore, raw and uncensored".