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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 Daniel Leal-Olivas / PA Wire Daniel Leal-Olivas / PA Wire / 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.


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…

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

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

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.

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

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

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