It's fair to say that most reality show contestants don't exactly have a great reputation, so when a fame-hungry wannabe is deemed so terrible that they simply can't be kept around another second longer, clearly something big has gone down.
In the case of Cocozza, it was his alleged drug-bragging that finally ended his X Factor dream, but as Reality Bites is about to remind you, there's plenty of other ways to earn yourself an unceremonious ejection from a UK reality show.
Emily Nakanda - The X Factor (2007)
Cocozza's shock boot is by no means the first time that The X Factor has had to dump someone over their wayward behaviour. While our Brighton-born baddie was packing up his vests and a 12-pack of Durex for Judges' Houses earlier this year, promising hopeful Sian Phillips was left behind due to a previous conviction for affray.
Her embarrassing transgression may have been swept under the rug easily enough, but there was no hiding series four finalist Emily Nakanda's 'starring' role in two 'happy-slapping' videos. Officially, the then-15-year-old decided to quit over the controversy, but reports suggested that Simon Cowell demanded she leave.
'Nasty' Nick Bateman - Big Brother (2000)
Back when Cocozza was just some snotty 7-year-old playing with his Action Men, 'Nasty' Nick Bateman was out scandalising the entire nation with his attempts to manipulate the nominations in the debut series of Big Brother.
Bateman's big crime really was taking the 'game' part of this gameshow more seriously than his fellow housemates or the millions of others who just wanted to see a few people lazing about, getting along. He may be one of the best-behaved villains in reality TV world, but there's a reason that 'Nasty' moniker is still hanging around.
Alexandra De-Gale - Big Brother (2008)
There's been enough Big Brother ejections over the last 12 series to warrant a whole dedicated article, so we'll make this the last one. But which infamous misdemeanour warrants a place here? Emma from BB5 or Dennis from BB9 throwing punches and spitballs respectively? Emily's 'N-word' gaffe in series 8?
For us, the baddest of the BB bad has to be Alexandra De-Gale from the 2008 edition, who was thrown out after just 14 days for bringing up her "gangster friends" and simply being too gosh-darn terrifying to live with.
Two contestants on Red Or Black (2011)
OK, so we don't know who the two players were or what they did, and Red Or Black may not technically be a reality show, but we doubt there'll be any quibbling about this entry. Controversy-machine Simon Cowell was faced with his most challenging week yet when he somehow managed to award £1,000,000 to a man jailed for assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Nathan Hageman refused to hand over a penny of his winnings to his victim and nobody had any right to take the money off him.
It sparked the firing of two potential millionaires-to-be in a desperate attempt at damage control. The axe may have fallen on the unfortunate duo, but Cowell was clearly aiming for Hageman's neck.
Jim Davidson - Hell's Kitchen (2007)
Somewhere between appearing in Big Brother and presenting it, Brian Dowling ended up competing in celebrity cooking contest Hell's Kitchen. And who did producers think would be an ideal co-star for a man as camp as a particularly effeminate Christmas? Why the very un-PC comedian Jim Davidson, obviously; apparently Bernard Manning wasn't available.
Unsurprisingly, interactions between the two started becoming too toe-curling for comfort, as Davidson tripped helplessly over his own ignorance and learnt that the kind of chat that plays in pavilions will get you kicked out of an ITV reality show.
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