X Factor bosses dramatically suspended The Brooks brothers from the show – just hours before yesterday’s first live final.brooksShow producers were forced to take action against twins Josh and Kyle, both 17, over allegations relating to Josh and his ex-girlfriend Amelia Clarke. A show insider said: “They’re investigating serious allegations about Josh allegedly sending threatening messages to her.”

Yesterday afternoon they were removed from the X Factor house in North London and are believed to be staying at a hotel nearby.  The revelations come as Amelia, 18, was allegedly left with black eyes, BITE marks, and bruising, and was once booted in the face by the 17-year-old singer from Brooks Way, leaving her with a broken nose.

Last month the boys admitted they were “no goody two shoes” – and one has had a run-in with the law for underage boozing. Josh was taken home by police after being found drunk on the street.

The singer and Kyle, who previously spoke of their church-going credentials, were also allegedly part of a gang causing mayhem on their estate. One source told the Sunday Mirror last month: “To say they are unpopular with some locals in their area is an ­understatement. Their TV persona couldn’t be further from reality. The group they were part of is well known to police.”