So I might as well get the Cocozza issue out the way (and yes I have abstained from any 'Coke-ozza' gags; it's so last week). Frankie was a ticking time bomb - a liability that needed to go, for his sake and for the show's ratings. A timely convenience perhaps that he chose to talk about his less-than-legal social activities with his employers - doh!
Lesson number one learnt I hope, chap - smile, be polite and DON'T stupidly show off to the people who can fire you in a flash. A two-minute VT and barely another mention from the biggest show on telly and it was ta ta, Frankie... last seen climbing into the back of an 'Addy Lee' in shame... but no doubt coming to a student union bar near you soon.
For my prediction is that Mr Cocozza will be the one ending up 'coming up' (sorry, I had to get one pun in) trumps. No longer shackled by the contractual trappings of an X Factor agreement, he's free to use and abuse his newfound fame. Fortunate his parents christened him with a catchy name, and thanks to last week's headlines he is most certainly the most (in)famous contestant this series. They say all publicity is good publicity, and I'm in no doubt this chap will use it to his advantage. To be honest, he'd be foolish not to; he'll make a fortune.
> 'X Factor's Frankie Cocozza: "I've got to stop being a little s***"
So, what to do to fill the Frankie-shaped void? Bring back the four, week one evictees and put them up to the public vote - genius! I have to say, an excellent idea by the bosses and the perfect way to deflect the attention off the furore surrounding... erm... whatshisname... that's showbiz!
Ms Lily quite rightly won the public vote and stormed back into the show like she'd never left. And she never should have in the first place – shame on you, Kelly Rowland.
Us viewers, ooh we love an underdog, and she couldn't have come back at a better time. Just as we're getting a lil bit bored of the other girls and their growing diva demands, Amelia's return has given us some newer blood and her freshness will be her golden ticket to sailing right through to the final stages, I reckon. And the girl can sing. Like, really well. I'm very excited to be going to the show next weekend so I'll be sure to get all the juicy gossip for y'all.
> Kitty Brucknell leaves 'The X Factor'
In other showbiz... I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! is back. Oh thank the lord. My favourite show with my favourite hosts is back and EVERY NIGHT! Ant and Dec on spankingly good form as ever and the lineup, although initial reservations of the majority appearing more suitable for a Saga break than TV's most revolting and exposing reality show, I'm now sold on the brilliance of this casting. Chrissy Rock being reunited with her dentures, Willie Carson nose diving into Jessica's cleavage, Fatima Whitbread (full stop), and the bro-mance between Mark and Anthony... it's all there, we've only just started and it's shaping up to be another ratings winner.
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PS - It's not often an advert captures one's attention, but the new John Lewis Christmas commercial is nothing short of completely, 'ahh inducingly' adorable. And the kid is called Lewis in real life - it's just too perfect!
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