Frankie Cocozza kicked off X Factor
X FACTOR wild child Frankie Cocozza has been sensationally booted off the show, The Sun can reveal.
COCKY Cocozza told mentor Gary Barlow he would quit the show if he was in bottom two
Hard-partying Frankie, 18, has grabbed headlines this year with his late night boozing and sexual exploits.
The exact reason for his axe is not yet known but insiders said he had broken a “golden rule”.
He is thought to have infuriated X Factor bosses at the weekend by staying out partying all night.
A show source said: “Frankie is devastated but he has broken a golden rule so producers had no option but to axe him.
“He had an extra boost from being kept in at the weekend when he thought he was going to go.
“But now his dream is officially over and he only has himself to blame.”
ironically, he told mentor Gary Barlow that he planned to QUIT last weekend if he landed in the bottom two of the public vote.
But despite surviving on Sunday after his lacklustre performance of I’ve Got A Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas on Saturday, Frankie will not appear next week.
On Sunday he threw a tantrum and told mentor Gary he had enough after getting abuse on Twitter.
A show source said: “Frankie had a meltdown. He knows he won’t win and can’t be bothered with all the haters.”
Frankie told fans after Sunday night’s show: “I won’t lie, it’s been a tough week. I thought I was going, but luck was on my side.”
Frankie has been repeatedly reprimanded for his all-night partying and endless womanising on the show, and bosses are thought to have finally snapped.
Yesterday, rejects The Risk revealed they had warned him to party less.
Andy Merry, 20, said: “We said to him, ‘You’ve got a great opportunity, just calm down a bit’.”
Ashford Campbell, 19, added: “He balances the work and the play — but at the minute I think he’s just enjoying the playing.”
Meanwhile Frankie’s behaviour is being probed by TV regulator Ofcom.
He yelled: “F****** have it!” after getting through on October 23 — swearing before the 9pm watershed. The night before scenes of him out with pals, may have glamorised alcohol.