ITV has issued an apology following Frankie Cocozza’s bad language on the X Factor at the weekend.
The controversial contestant was caught on camera on Sunday yelling “f***king have it”, after discovering he that he had made it through to next week’s live shows.
He also stuck his finger up at the cameras during his VT on Saturday night’s show.
A representative for the ITV talent show said:
“Emotions were running high during the live show and we apologise if any potentially offensive language was audible.
“All the contestants are reminded of their responsibilities regarding language on the live shows.”
The spokesperson also said that the broadcaster did not make an on-air apology because it thought the comments were inaudible to viewers.
Eighteen-year-old Frankie was encouraged to embrace his ‘wild side’ by mentor Gary Barlow at the weekend, after he ended up in the bottom two the previous week.
His performance of Primal Scream’s Rocks proved to be enough to save him, with two of Louis Walsh’s Overs, battling it out to stay in the competition.
In the end, Sami Brookes was sent home by three out of four judges after a tense sing-off against Kitty Brucknell.
The X Factor continues Satuday and Sunday evening on ITV1.