A reality show reject claims he is owed money by an aspiring celebrity gossip guru from Dumfries.
Wannabe pop star Eddy String appeared on hit ITV series the X-Factor last year before being kicked out at the boot camp stage.
He later agreed to appear in Heathhall lad Garry McCulloch’s TV pilot programme The Thursday Night Project in December.
But relations have since turned sour, with Eddy claiming he is owed more than £200 in expenses for the show, which also featured ex-Big Brother contestants.
Eddy,19, said: “I’m really angry because I’m owed expenses for my hotel room, taxis, food, flights from Gatwick and the train to Dumfries.
“Any attempt at contact is ignored and I have no idea of how I’m going to get the money back.
“I’m pretty poor and I can’t afford to travel from the south coast to Scotland to be made a mockery of.”
He added: “As soon as my live audition was televised, Garry asked me to do an acoustic thing for his website, then asked me to this pilot show that E4 were supposedly interested in.
“When I arrived on set I was met with a lukewarm reception and I had to ask numerous times for something as small as a soft drink and once filming commenced, it was obvious I’d wasted my time coming.
“I went back to my hotel and bumped into him but he quickly disappeared and I haven’t been able to get a hold of him since.”
Garry – who goes by the name Garry Gossip – hit back at the musician. He told the Standard the event was a “shambles”. Of the celebrities he said: “I wasn’t happy with them.”
Garry added: “I don’t remember running away from anyone – I was really busy that night.
“I had a meeting with the production company in the summer and they told me they would be paying expenses, but that fell through.
“So I’m going to pay the expenses out of my own wages when I get paid in February. I have sent him an email but I will get in touch with him again.”