The X-Factor Australia has already had a run in with scandal with contestant Josh Brookes getting ejected from the show for eliciting nude pictures from Twitter followers during an unauthorised social media back-and-forth. This is the kind of behaviour that isn’t entirely surprising from someone who redundantly wears large pairs of headphones as a fashion accessory, and sunglasses during the evening hours.
Channel Seven released a statement confirming Josh’s removal from the competition saying, “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.”
As far as I’m concerned this is no great loss. Josh was a fine performer with a decent voice and is a nice young lad, but is unarguably absent of any real “x factor” (insofar as his performances to date have revealed), and – judging by this Twitter incident – he is also a public relations dimwit. Now Mel B will likely replace Josh with one of the Under 25 boys who missed out on making her final three: Matt Cenere, Matt Gresham or Carmelo Munzone.
According to Channel Seven, “An announcement on the new contestant will be made in the coming days.” Good luck Mel B.
Via The Age