How the Marmite girl, Diana Vickers became the toast of British pop

Diana Vickers | Source: Daily Mail | Author: Adrian Thrills
Published 30 April 2010

Appearing on The X Factor as a callow 16-year- old schoolgirl, Diana Vickers was the unconventional pop princess who millions of TV viewers loved to hate. Singing barefoot as she nervously pawed the air with her left hand, her sweet, folk-tinged vocals immediately set her apart from the traditional cast of big, warbling balladeers.