X Factor bosses dramatically suspended The Brooks brothers from the show – just hours before yesterday’s first live final.Show 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.”