Plus, fury at Louis Walsh for his finalist selections, and Gary Barlow announces Robbie Williams has left Take That
It’s been reported today that fans of Jade Richards – who we saw axed from the competition last weekend by Kelly Rowland – were hoping that the singer would be reinstated as part of the coming weekend’s “big twist.”
However, The Sun reveals that that won’t be happening, though they don’t say what the ‘twist’ is.
A show insider told the paper, “Jade had one of the best voices on the show and had built up a strong following.
“But, unlike last year, the twist won’t involve booted-out acts coming back.
“Each judge already has four acts. There is no room for any more. So Jade, or any of the other acts already eliminated, won’t be coming back.”
Social networking sites have been bombarded with complaints about Kelly ditching Jade, with TV presenter Lorraine Kelly saying, “Can’t believe Jade didn’t make it!”
Corrie’s Antony Cotton said, “Jade is the end! So sad. I’m officially sulking.”
And Sinitta added, “I’m mad about Jade too.”
But it’s not only Kelly who’s angered viewers; Louis Walsh has also angered fans of the show with his selection for his final four.
As we saw last weekend, talented singers Carolynne Poole and Sami Brookes were ditched by Louis, who put through Goldie Cheung instead.
She later left the contest, so he reinstated Sami, but the fact that he wanted Goldie in his final four infuriated some fans, who even said Louis should be sacked.
Former EastEnders actress Tamzin Outhwaite posted on Twitter, “Sorry but Louis’ group looks like a joke group. He left the good ones out.”
Another fan said, “How could you put weird people in over amazing singers?”
And a Facebook group called ‘Sack Louis Now’ has sprung up since the weekend.
However, the show’s bosses are said to be delighted at the choices Louis made, and last night, Louis said, “I absolutely stand by the final four. It’s not just about a person’s vocal, it’s about the whole package.
“No one wants to hear just singers, they want personalities. My acts will more than prove their worth.”
Our final look at X Factor news is that judge Gary Barlow has confirmed that Robbie Williams has yet again left Take That.
However, this time, there’s no animosity in the split, with Gary telling The Sun that the group’s reunion, “ended perfectly.”
He added, “Many fans say they prefer Take That as a foursome.
“The ultimate dream was to get us on tour. We managed to do that. It was beautiful.
“Now Rob’s doing a solo record and from this point it’s back to where it was.
“You know what, we can revisit it whenever we want. He’s our brother, Rob is, and if he wants to have a year off being Robbie Williams, he’s welcome any time he wants.”
More X Factor news soon!