X Factor: Olly Murs wanted someone to control Frankie Cocozza
Olly Murs has claimed that all Frankie Cocozza needed was someone close to exercise some control during his time on The X Factor.
The Brighton lad was sensationally axed from the ITV show after it was revealed that he had been taking illegal drugs during mad party nights.
At the time his mentor Gary Barlow admitted to feeling guilty over his predicament, wishing that he had kept a better eye on the young singer. However Olly Murs thinks he needed a firm hand from someone closer to home.
He told The Daily Star:
“As an observer, I felt like Frankie Cocozza needed his family around him more, or someone to say: ‘What you’re doing is wrong.’”
The Xtra Factor presenter added:
“Gary did as much as he could. He’s got so much experience in the industry, and being around people like Robbie Williams, but I don’t think it sunk in.
“Frankie needed someone to control him as he didn’t realise the opportunity he had until he lost it”
It has been reported that Cocozza will return to reality TV next week, with a stint in the Celebrity Big Brother house on the horizon.
The 18 year old singer is thought to be joining Ruby Wax, Michael Masden, two Playboy models and Natalie Cassidy. Check out the full rumoured Celebrity Big Brother lineup here.