Four of the previously sent-home X Factor acts have been given the opportunity to come back to the X Factor in Frankie Cocozza’s place.
Either Amelia Lily, 2 Shoes, James Michael or Jonjo Kerr will take the shamed 18-year-old’s place, after he was kicked out for breaking an X Factor “golden rule”.
All four acts were eliminated by their own mentor during week one, but now the public will decide who they want to return by way of a telephone vote.
Whoever receives the most votes will win their place back in the competition this weekend.
A spokesperson for the X Factor said:
“The four acts have never been in a public vote so, with Frankie leaving the competition, this is an opportunity for the public to decide who comes back to the show.”
News broke that controversial contestant Cocozza had been axed from the show on 8 November.
He released a statement confirming the reports, saying:
“I’d like to apologise to Gary, my fellow contestants and everyone who has voted for me, but, as of today, I will no longer be in the X Factor.
“My life during the show has gone out of control and my behaviour off stage has over-stepped the rules of the competition.”
Show bosses will announce voting details later today [10 November].