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Olly Murs made a 'massive f**k up' on the X Factor, and fans are crying fix

Murs mistakenly announced that Monica Michael would be leaving the competition… and then she was voted out.

X Factor Auditions - London Source: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA Wire

OLLY MURS WAS left red-faced last night after making an almighty blunder on the X Factor – which fans are saying ‘proves’ the show is a fix.

During the Sunday results show, Murs mistakenly told contestant Monica Michael she was going straight home, miscounting the judges’ four deciding votes.

Co-host Caroline Flack quickly corrected Murs, and the decision went to deadlock.

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Here’s the thing, though – Monica Michael was subsequently eliminated from the competition, being the contestant with the lowest number of votes this week.

While there were a few jokes about the gaffe…

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Amy Winehouse Foundation Gala Monica Michael Source: Ian West/PA Wire

…Most people said that his mistake ‘proved’ the show is a fix.

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Murs apologised profusely for the blunder on the show and addressed the matter on Twitter again later, putting it all down to the ‘tense’ atmosphere in the studio.

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The reaction wasn’t all bad, though – former X Factor host Dermot O’Leary was on hand to offer some words of comfort.

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<3 u, Dermot. Come back to us, and everything will be alright.

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