45-year-old Frankie Snr claimed that the young lothario was "gutted" by Lily's shock elimination from the show last week.
"He was gutted about Amelia getting kicked out and sent home," Frankie Snr told The People. "She was a good friend of his."
When asked about reports that the X Factor stars are dating, he claimed: "[Frankie is] not heartbroken and he had said to her from day one he didn't want a relationship. They'd had a kiss and a cuddle. He has been good and looking forward to the competition going forward."
Frankie Snr also shed more details on the love life of his son, who famously has the names of seven women tattooed on his buttocks.
"I don't think he has slept with more than 100 girls. I think he is on number 67... He didn't tell me how young he was when he started getting into girls, but he was about 12."
On Frankie's chances of X Factor success, the elder Cocozza added: "He's got the looks, he can sing and he will get better. Some of the others in contention have probably been in their bedrooms singing, singing, singing. He hasn't. He's got the personality, the whole X Factor."
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