Tonight’s X Factor is full of drama as Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is faced with a baying crowd who boo and heckle her.
In a shocking twist, Cheryl gives one hopeful the boot, then wavers and changes her mind. In a last-minute decision, Cheryl admits she has made “such a big mistake” and calls the singer back at the end of the Six Chair Challenge.
The crowd is confused as to what is happening and Simon Cowell has to address them to calm the situation. Simon tackles the hecklers, saying: “There are still some decisions Cheryl wants to make, just give her a couple of minutes to make her mind up, because when you’re sitting here, it’s really hard and stressful.”
Cheryl appears troubled by the whole situation, burying her head in her hands while Simon accuses the audience of behaving “like a mob.”
In tonight’s episode, audience don’t appear to approve of several of Cheryl’s decisions and boo her to such a degree she appears genuinely frightened, saying: “I’m going to get lynched, what am I going to do? Where do I go?”
This dramatic episode of the X Factor airs on ITV1 tonight at 9pm.