Its fair to say that the last few series of ‘The X Factor’ have failed to serve up many memorable moments, compared to the show’s golden years, but that all changed on Sunday night.
One contestant suffered the ultimate unfortunate incident when they came crashing off the stage at the end of their performance in the Six Chair Challenge.
Tommy Ludford left the judges and host Dermot O’Leary in shock as he took a tumble off the back of the giant ‘X’-shaped stage after singing his original song ‘Dipping Biscuits’.
Dermot was heard swearing as he watched the fall unfold, before he and a member of the show’s production team rushed to offer him.
After a few moments of chaos, Tommy rose to his feet seemingly unscathed.
“I’m alright, I’m alright,” he shouted.
“Lad, you scared the living daylights out of me,” Louis told him. “I’m really glad you’re okay because that was very scary.”
Ayda added: “I’m not gonna lie, you just scared the shit out of me.”
However, Tommy’s fall wasn’t the only dramatic-yet-hilarious moment from the ITV talent show this weekend.
Hopeful Burgundy Williams, from the Over 25s category, had a rather unconventional response after losing their seat at the Six Chair Challenge
Rather than cry, or beg, Burgundy decided to take her chair with her as she left the stage.
However, Robbie threw her a lifeline when he offered her the chance to pair up with fellow contestant Panda and join his Groups category.
“Burgundy I don’t want to see this talent leave this stage and this country forever,” he said.
The pair later went on to perform ‘The Greatest Showman’ hit ‘Never Enough’, but it remains to be seen if it will be enough to see them through to Judges’ Houses.
‘The X Factor’ continues on Saturday at 8.30pm on ITV.