X Factor sensation Kitty Brucknell once worked as a “honeytrap” to catch out cheating partners and husbands, The Sun has revealed.

Brucknell was reportedly employed to ensnare men into into kissing or touching her by Executive Honeytraps, a private detective agency used by women suspicious that their partners/husbands might be cheating on them.

The singer who impressed judges with an a cappella version of Lady Gaga's The Edge of Glory was reportedly spotted by a “victim” watching Saturday’s show.

Dalbir Virdee, 37, claims he was targeted by Brucknell in 2008.

He told the tabloid: "She's a deceitful liar and tried to ruin my life."

"I got approached on Facebook by a girl calling herself Kim, who said she thought I was good looking.”

The two then apparently met up at a bar in London.

"I had a feeling I was being set up. We had champagne, which she spilled down her front. I realise it was a ploy to get me to rub it off her,” said Virdee.

"She said she felt unwell and did this sort of pretend swoon. When I leaned over to help her, she quickly planted a kiss on my mouth. She was very flirtatious and kept trying to get me in positions where I would touch her.”

"She made out she was a model but I could tell she wasn't."

Photos of the encounter were reportedly used by Virdee’s wife in their divorce case.

Brucknell, 26, who is being touted as this year’s Katie Waissel apparently earned £10 and hour for the agency.

X Factor have refused to comment.