Frankie Cocozza has been kicked out of The X Factor.
The controversial singer was asked to exit the ITV singing competition after breaking a ‘golden rule’.
It’s reported that he was kicked out after he ‘boasted about taking cocaine’.
In a statement, The X Factor told Digital Spy: “Frankie is leaving the show today after breaking competition rules. He is going to take some time out before continuing his career as a singer. We wish him all the best for his future.”
Cocozza has issued an apology to his mentor Gary Barlow, his fans and his fellow contestants.
“I’d like to apologise to Gary, my fellow contestants and everyone who has voted for me, but, as of today (Tuesday, November 8), I will no longer be in The X Factor,” he said.
“My life during the show has gone out of control and my behaviour off stage has over-stepped the rules of the competition. I no longer deserve my place in the show, so I am therefore leaving. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me.”
The 18-year-old, who has become notorious for his hard-partying lifestyle, is believed to have been asked to leave the X Factor house this morning.
Zayn Malik and his One Direction band are to team up with JLS for this years X Factor charity single.
Cowell is rumoured to be worried that this year’s show will not have star power so has asked the popular boybands to feature on the cover of Rose Royce’s 1978 hit ‘Wishing on a Star’.
‘Wishing on a Star’ is due to be released on November 20th
X Factor ended with a bang last night when the judges erupted into an argument with both Tulisa and Louis Walsh accusing Misha B of bullying their acts!
See Tulisa & Louis venting their feelings on Misha here
X Factor judge Kelly Rowland has reportedly threatened to remove contestant Misha Bryan from the competition due to her ‘arrogant’ behaviour.
Rowland also apparently reprimanded the X Factor hopeful after she was heard saying: “I’ve already won.”
A source told The Sun: “Misha is out of control and Kelly just snapped. She told her that unless she packs it in, she’ll be sent packing herself.
“It’s one thing to give it the big ‘I am’ with the other wannabes, but it’s totally out of order to be rude to people who work on the show. Kelly is a lovely woman but when the s**t hits the fan she gets tough – and she got very tough with Misha.”
X Factor staff have allegedly branded Misha “the diva from hell”.
Check out Dappy, Tulisa & Fazer’s Indian nickname for X Factor Judge Gary Barlow!
X Factor judge Gary Barlow has revealed that he is still traumatised by his battle with obesity and depression following the break-up of Take That.
He added: ‘I’d decided, “OK, nobody wants me, but I don’t want to do it anyway, and to make sure I don’t do it again, this is how I’m going to look”.
‘I realised afterwards it was a form of depression.’
He explained: ‘The fat was a protective coating. As I got bigger, I found I didn’t need a hat or sunglasses. I had my disguise wrapped around me. Then one day, in December 2001, [Wife] Dawn said: “Babe, I think you should go and see the doctor.”
‘I knew what she meant. I was wheezy and out of breath with even the slightest exertion. It would take me three rolls to get off the bed and I was reduced to wearing XXXL tracksuits. I hadn’t dared stand on the scales, but I forced myself: 16st 8lbs. I booked an appointment.’
It’s been reported that X Factor judge Tulisa axed popular boyband The Keys from her final line up for the live shows because they are too posh!
Three of the five singers, Rohan Kapoor, Nick Jackson and Dan Lipman, all aged 24, went to all went to £13,794-a-year public school, St Albans School.
Viewers will see the decision aired this weekend as Tulisa makes her choices for the live shows.
A source said: ‘The lads were absolutely devastated but they felt Tulisa didn’t warm to them. She gave them the impression she saw them as posh toffs trying to be street rappers.’
X Factor & N-Dubz star Tulisa Contostavlos and her boyfriend and band mate Fazer stepped out as a couple last night.
The pair were inseparable as they stepped out to celebrate the launch of their N-Dubz bandmate Dappy’s debut single, No Regrets.
Tulisa beamed as she posed for the cameras outside the Movida club near Oxford circus, while Fazer looked very protective of his 23-year-old girlfriend.
Dappy’s Movida party was also attended by Dionne Bromfield, Jade Ewen, Tinchy Stryder and Chipmunk.
Check out Pepsi’s new advert featuring all the stars who’ve appeared in their adverts including Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Ray Charles, Mariah Carey to Kanye West.
The commercial was made as the run up to the start of X Factor USA.
Check out Deep Dhillon signing ‘Back For Good’ by Take That for his X Factor Audition on Saturday night.
Sadly he didn’t get through to the next round!
See the audition here