Louis Walsh X Factor 'Fix' Claims: Carolynne Poole 'Gutted', Plus Twitter Outrage

08/10/2012 10:09

Walsh was given the deciding vote on who would be the first finalist to leave the show and opted to keep Carolynne Poole, but then later decided on a deadlock - in which the public decided to keep Rylan Clark.

Gary Barlow couldn’t contain his wrath, and exited the stage. He later told Carolynne: "It's a joke. Two years running you have lost out to joke acts, Carolynne. It's ridiculous."

Carolynne previously missed out on a place in the live shows in 2011 after Louis rejected her at the judges' houses stage.

On Twitter, conspiracy theorists have claimed a producer told Louis to send the vote to deadlock in a bid to keep Rylan - who has plenty of entertainment value - on the show.

Speaking on Daybreak on Monday morning, Carolynne said: "I'm still gutted - I haven't had a chance to have a proper cry yet to be honest. I am cross, but I guess it's just the nature of the beast."

She also revealed that she could see a producer chatting to Louis during her sing-off, adding: "I could see that - it was quite offputting, to be honest."

And she announced she won't be auditioning for the show a third time: "I just couldn't put myself through that again."

Read a sample of the outraged reactions below...

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