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.