Frankie Cocozza mum's tears over X Factor axe

Frankie Cocozza's mum broke down in tears when he told her he had been kicked off 'The X Factor' after being caught bragging about taking cocaine

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Frankie Cocozza

Frankie Cocozza's mum broke down in tears when he told her he had been kicked off 'The X Factor'.

The 18-year-old hopeful - who was forced to leave the ITV1 show after being caught bragging about taking cocaine - admitted his parents were "devastated" when he told them he was out of the competition because they thought he had "blown" his chance at stardom.

He said: "My mum cried. She was so worried about me. My dad was devastated. He was really shouting at me and telling me how much I'd blown it.

"I had to say to him, 'I know you're mad at me, but please can you just be there for me? I'm gutted enough as it is'."

The party-loving lothario explained he was concerned about how the controversy would affect his family, as the incident is something he will regret "forever".

Frankie added in an interview with heat magazine: "I was devastated. I just thought, 'What is this going to do to my family? What are my friends going to say?' But I knew leaving was the right thing to do.

"It's been horrible. I'm going to regret it forever."

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