Bye Bye, Frankie...and hello someone else?
He's everybody's favourite wild child — well, okay, not with our reviewers but with the female teenage fanbase who keep voting for him, certainly — but Frankie Cocozza has officially been kicked out of The X Factor.
Why was he chucked out? Surprisingly, it wasn't for crimes against music (Seriously, did you hear his version of "I gotta feeling?" It was bad). Instead he was thrown out for breaking what has euphemistically been described as a "Golden Rule", but what most of the world assumes is something drug-related. Reportedly he was heard boasting backstage about a drugs-fuelled sex session. Amusingly, it seems it was the being-heard-boasting about it rather than the session itself that was the problem. Make of that what you will.
Anyway, the music-murdering, bum-tattooing, shagging-anything-with-a-pulse teenager is gone. Twitter immediately exploded into "YES! HE'S GONE!" and "Oh my GOD WILL YOU STOP TALKING ABOUT XFACTOR FOR ONE SECOND?!" tweets, and the hashtag "Frankiecokeuphisnozza" was trending within hours. But I think my favourite tweet came from @DavidGArnold, composer of the Bond films and Independence Day...
Two things are happening as a result of Frankie's departure. Firstly, M&S are having to edit their advert (60 seconds of the contestants singing "When You Wish Upon A Star") to get Frankie out and secondly...they're bringing someone back. And we get to vote who.
Sadly, we only have a choice of the four who were voted out in week one — that is, James Michael, Amelia Lily, 2 Shoes or Jonjo Kerr. Most of whom, I can't even remember. Phone numbers will be revealed tomorrow, but I have a sneaking suspicion it's going to come down to who has the most friends.