She sang the song on The X Factor at bootcamp after Tulisa said that she wanted to hear one of her tracks. Lucy said that the song was about a real couple that she had seen. After she performed the song, she burst into tears when she received a standing ovation from the audience and the judging panel.
Spraggan explains the inspiration behind "Tea and Toast". She revealed that she was inspired by an elderly couple walking down the street when "the lady collapsed in the street and was unconscious. And the look on the husbands face was like he'd never lost her before and he'd just lost her then. It was horrible and it inspired me to write a song — after I got them into an ambulance. "