Jamie ‘Afro’ Archer may quit X Factor

by Lynn Rowlands

jamie-afroAccording to the Sun newspaper today, Jamie ‘Afro’ Archer is threatening to leave The X Factor following another row with his mentor, Simon Cowell.

The paper claims that rockers Bon Jovi were so impressed by Jamie when they heard him sing last week, that they invited him to tour with them as a support act, however, it appears Simon refused to allow Jamie to go, claiming he was contracted to the show.

This latest row follows a bust-up Simon and Jamie allegedly had a couple of weeks ago when Simon insisted that Jamie change his song choice just hours before the show.

The paper quotes a source who’s close to Jamie as saying, “Jamie’s fed up with the competition and how Simon is treating him.

“He was on the verge of quitting at the weekend because he was so angry at being given rubbish songs and some judges’ comments. He hasn’t forgiven Simon for changing his song…

“Their relationship is not great. There were already serious cracks but now it’s more like the Grand Canyon.

“Jon Bon Jovi came up to him after the Sunday show, told him he liked him and offered him a support act role on the tour.

“Jamie was thrilled but his contract means he is tied to X Factor and wouldn’t be able to do it. He was absolutely gutted and it made for a tense week between him and Simon.

“He feels Simon gives him rubbish songs to make people vote for Olly Murs and Danyl Johnson. He calmed down and decided to stay as he realised it’s incredible exposure.”

And it seems that Jamie’s not happy about Simon’s choice of song for him this week; Unchained Melody. Apparently, Jamie hasn’t been able to practice the song due to the virus that’s been sweeping through the contestants.

The paper’s source added, “Not only is he singing a song out of his comfort zone, his voice has been really croaky.”

So will he quit? And do you think he’d be right to choose a potential career with Bon Jovi aiding him or should he stick with the show and Simon? Let us know!

Lynn is an editor and writer here at Unreality TV and is a trained psychotherapist and the author of two books. She's addicted to soaps, period drama and reality TV shows such as X Factor, Big Brother, BGT and I'm A Celeb.