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Scandal Alert: Josh Brookes From The X Factor Punted

Only one week into the live shows on The X Factor and Josh Brookes has been kicked out because of a social media misdemeanour.

SEVEN sent out a press release which of course did not include any juicy details:

The X Factor contestant, Josh Brookes, has been disqualified from the program, effective immediately.

During an out of hours social media session Josh behaved in an inappropriate manner that put him in breach of his responsibilities to the program.

After a careful review of the incident, FremantleMedia Australia, producers of the program, together with Channel Seven made a joint decision to remove him from the competition.

Josh will return home to Perth.

An announcement on the new contestant will be made in the coming days.

However the rumours on the Daily Telegraph site say that Josh and Adil in an after hours Twitcam session asked girls for naked pictures.

Yes very stupid indeed, and considering these two boys young fan base I wonder if they asked the age of any of the girls that they requested the nude photos from.

It is unclear whether any of the girls complied with their request but if they were underage the boys could have seen what they thought was good fun become a very serious matter indeed.

In fact Adil needs his working with children clearance for his work as a life guard and since he is now out of the competition he will need to go back to his job.

Anyway Josh has indeed been punished for being a tool.

But who will they replace him with?

Clearly Adil can’t be brought back in. Hopefully Mel B will get to bring in Matt Gresham or Carmello to replace Josh. As both of them should have been in her top three anyway.

The X Factor to screen on SEVEN on Tues and Wednesday night at 7.30pm.


1 brain dead dave { 09.21.12 at 12:18 am }

Replace him with a turd….no one will know the difference.

2 Ari { 09.21.12 at 1:11 am }

Oh wow who knew X-Factor could be more juicier than Big Brother? Why am I laughing so hard?
Poor guys – I guess sometimes we all need to be taught a lesson and grow up.

3 Georgie { 09.21.12 at 1:19 am }

Mel sure drew the short straw. She’s left with Jason Owen who doesn’t have and never will have the XF and is now faced with bringing back either Matt G, Matt C, or Carmelo! No XF in any of them either, because like it or not, The XF is not all about ‘the voice’, it’s the total package and they all missed out on ‘the look’ part.

4 chasingvegas { 09.21.12 at 7:55 am }

Bring back Carmelo! Mel should never had cut him in the first place, he has untapped talent & a great personality.

5 A.P { 09.21.12 at 8:04 am }

I think Josh said on twitter yesterday that Carmelo will be replacing him.

6 Georgie { 09.21.12 at 8:20 am }

Carmelo might have talent and personality, but he looks like Mr Bean. That works if you’re a comedian.

7 Moo { 09.21.12 at 8:46 am }

More like The XXX Factor!

8 Culinary Boner { 09.21.12 at 9:07 am }

Bwhahhahahaha –
He hasn’t also been introducing infants to the rock’n’roll lifestyle has he? –

9 chasingvegas { 09.21.12 at 10:04 am }

Georgie – Wow that’s harsh. Wishful thinking that the X-Factor voting community are a little more intelligent than that I know, but at the very least he has a lot more to offer than Jason, Shiane, Justin & What About Tonight!! Besides I think Carmelo is kinda Sexy….yet Mr Bean gives me the creeps.

10 nanaliz { 09.21.12 at 10:49 am }

Morning all. Have been amazed at warm and fuzzy comments from some of talking heads on Sunrise and morning show, although one backed right off when he realized majority of followers would be 10/11 yos or younger in some cases. As a granmother I would not want any of my grandys receiving alleged message. Not to mention having a life guard overseeing same grandys. Sleezes!!!!!!

Wouldn’t mind whether Carmello or Matt G. Both have good voices but neither have X factor.

11 Fiona { 09.21.12 at 11:21 am }

Wow – my first thought was that Adil would come back as last out, but then read the news that he was also involved in the scandalous behaviour so guess not — Mel B is in Perth at the moment so not sure how much involvement she got to have in the process. Perhaps Carmelo can come back and bring a bit of swing…?

12 Chunks { 09.21.12 at 1:28 pm }

Good old social media. Remember when people couldn’t make absolute tools, fools, bullies and bimbos of themselves and ruin their lives in an instant back in Ye Olden Dayes?

13 Sneaky Banana { 09.21.12 at 1:35 pm }
14 Georgie { 09.21.12 at 1:47 pm }

Lol CB – if you don’t want to peel your banana you can always dress it up.

15 Reality Raver { 09.21.12 at 1:49 pm }

Chunks – I know these things could be buried or just never revealed. Also it is only in the last couple of years they have allowed contestants to have their own social media accounts to be in touch with fans. They need to give them a lecture about what is and is not acceptable.

16 Culinary Boner { 09.21.12 at 2:27 pm }

*Adjusts the foil-covered banana he’s strategically hidden in his trousers*
How did you know it was me, Georgie?

17 Culinary Boner { 09.21.12 at 2:32 pm }
18 Georgie { 09.21.12 at 2:38 pm }

Seriously CB? Love the ‘Old Ones’ Rick and Vivian.

19 Georgie { 09.21.12 at 2:42 pm }

Rofl – Josh and Adil could have made use of that Caramello Bear.

20 brain dead dave { 09.21.12 at 2:59 pm }

Altijan Juric might be a good replacement. His career is literally on ice and he and Josh have a lot in common where the desire for young girls is concerned, their inflated egos and complete lack of talent.

21 Culinary Boner { 09.21.12 at 3:05 pm }

Can we, the non-viewing public, vote?
I reckon Altiyan’s too washed up, bdd.
So I’m voting for his Yugoslavian Mountain Dog.
This show needs a howler.

22 Georgie { 09.21.12 at 3:14 pm }

bdd – Altiayan might have put the ~9~ hoodoo on the show, seeing as how he was completely left out of the promos this year.

Yes CB you can vote – but not for who you want to BE on the show, only for who you want to STAY on the the show.

23 brain dead dave { 09.21.12 at 3:34 pm }

Yes, Ch 7 are keen to erase the embarrassing Altijan from the memory banks of viewers.

They need someone with a functioning bullshit detector at auditions to weed out types like Altijan and Josh, rather than fawning over them with insane claims like “you are an international superstar”

Not good timing for the 7 Network with that scumbag from Hey Dad in court in England.

24 Culinary Boner { 09.21.12 at 3:48 pm }

Hey Raver, what about some real news and real scandals for a change?!

For instance, you have neglected to report that She-Who-Gives-Me-The-Horn, that delectable jumping castle of womanly delight, Ajay, was on the NY catwalks this week for that ingrate*, Camilla Franks –

*Sigh* This is one cocoon this little caterpillar wouldn’t mind curling up for a week or two inside away from the cold and the light –

* Ajay explains better than me, how Camilla ungratefully expressed her ‘appreciation’ for Ajay modelling her crappy kaftans –

25 A.P { 09.21.12 at 5:04 pm }

Poor Ajay!
You should send her a message of support CB, she’s had eleven comments so far.

26 Culinary Boner { 09.21.12 at 5:25 pm }

Yes A.P. Perhaps it’s time I let Ajay know just how firm and rock solid my support for her is. (Though she’ll probably think this is all in jest and block me as some vile bullying twitter troll).

You tell ’em luv, way to go Ajay:
“I will never ever ever wear a Camilla dress ever again. Camilla’s silence really only reinforces the bitchiness that underlies this official statement. It’s not so hard to say, “Women are beautiful no matter what weight and shape they are and we were honored to help so many women get a better start in life.” It’s not like we were the ones who stole your dresses, we were sent a bag full from your New York publicist. Does she get fired for doing something that inspired so many? And to think I fight to have an Aussie designer represented on the runway when Nicole Miller and Marchesa were graciously happy to dress us all.

Guess what Camilla? Women of all shapes and sizes are beautiful HUMAN beings worthy of just as much love and respect as anyone else, including J.Lo and I wonder how quick you would be to judge us if your wallet were to be put on a sudden diet due to the everyday women who have helped fatten your bank balance through their loyal support of a brand that allows curvy girls to feel beautiful to suddenly respond in the only way that will effect you – by not ever buying into your beautiful people only brand.”

Proof of the evils of kaftans:-

27 brain dead dave { 09.21.12 at 5:45 pm }

I love how seamlessly Boner has moved from the X factor to the XL factor.

It’s making me think of Julie Goodwin in a cheesecloth kaftan, sweating up a treat in the kitchen.

28 Culinary Boner { 09.21.12 at 8:22 pm }

Now don’t get me started on Nigella, bdd.

29 bella vita { 09.21.12 at 9:14 pm }

CB: I’ve literally wet myself through the last few posts
BDB: Please god no

30 Barry Lyndon { 09.22.12 at 12:32 pm }

Ajay never looked good. Only food did, before it went into her …
As for Nigella… many women are jealous, because they cant compete and their male partners know it…

31 Culinary Boner { 09.25.12 at 12:12 pm }

Cripes. I know this is a coincidence? But one week you ‘diss the lovely Ajay, the next your business is transplanted from Sydney to the Gaza Strip –

32 Georgie { 09.25.12 at 1:15 pm }

CB – this could be the work of a Demis Roussos wannabe. Local possibilities are Jowlsy, finally outgrowing his last pair of white pants, or Kyle, who is definitely a Kaftan candidate.

33 Culinary Boner { 09.25.12 at 1:24 pm }

Kaftan Kyle?
Sydney’s answer to Dr Evil, but with a penchant for ordering about nubiles in bikinis rather than embarking on a scheme to extort One Meilliiiion Dollars.

34 kathy { 10.15.12 at 6:55 pm }

wow how could Josh do that,