X Factor 2012: Simon Cowell imposes sex and booze ban on Jahmene Douglas, Ella Henderson, Union J – finalists kick off over Rylan Clark
Simon Cowell has apparently laid down the law for this year’s X Factor contestants.
After he failed to impose a curfew or any real strict rules on last year’s finalists and Frankie Cocozza subsequently went right off the rails, it is reported that he has vowed not to make the same mistake in 2012.
The music mogul may be busy working on the US version of the talent show, but insiders say he has sent word down the wire that the final twelve acts left in the competition must obey his new rules.
Instead of living in a huge house together, this year the finalists are all residing in a plush London hotel and a source has claimed that the singers have all been warned about drinking and striking up sexual relationships with one another.
They told Closer magazine:
“Simon’s ordered a strict ban on bad behaviour – there’s a drinking curfew in place and it’s been made clear that absolutely no sex is allowed.”
That’s probably a wise thing given a) the young age of some of the contestants and b) the furore that erupted when Frankie reportedly used and dumped Amelia Lily during the ITV series last year.
It may cause problems for new lovebirds Ella Henderson and George Shelley though but not for Jahmene Douglas, who recently admitted that he has never slept with a woman…..or a man for that matter.
The insider continued:
“They’ve been told you’re here to work, not to play”
The so called insider also claimed that things behind the scenes of the X Factor are less than harmonious, following the elimination of Carolynne Poole at the weekend.
The country singer found herself in the bottom two alongside the former model and due to Louis Walsh’s indecision and eventual backing of Clark, she was voted off and it seems some of her fellow contestants are not at all pleased.
The judges are reportedly livid too and the source said:
“The judges all kicked off massively over Rylan, apart from Louis, who was the only one who wanted him in the finals.”
Well we imagine that Nicole Scherzinger must have wanted him too….she did pick him after all!
They added: “And the other contestants felt like he has taken a place he doesn’t deserve.”
Hmmmm we’re not sure we believe this, as many of the finalists have come out in support of Rylan in recent days and even Carolynne herself asked fans not to hate on the singer, insisting that her elimination was not his fault.
What do you think of Simon Cowell’s ruling and do you think Rylan will go this weekend? Leave your comments below….
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