Brooks Way axed from The X Factor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 October 2016
Brooks Way with mentor Louis Walsh [Twitter]

Louis Walsh and Brooks Way

Brooks Way have been disqualified from 'The X Factor' following allegations of assault

Brooks Way will be replaced by another band on 'The X Factor'.

The sibling duo - who were taken through to the Live Shows by mentor Louis Walsh - have been disqualified from the singing competition after it emerged over the weekend that Josh Brooks, 17, had allegedly assaulted his former girlfriend.

Rylan Clark-Neal - who hosts the spin-off show 'The Xtra Factor' - said while presenting his celebrity gossip segment on 'This Morning' on Monday (10.10.16): "It has just been announced they won't be coming back but I can confirm they will be replaced. I can't say who, but I think I know who it is."

Josh and his twin brother Kyle reportedly broke down in tears during their 90-minute meeting with producers this morning.

Rylan explained: "It's really sad about the boys, there was a story that broke at the weekend, the boys are gutted. We wish them well but the show will go on and we will be replacing them."

Brooks Way's elimination comes just a day after they were told they'd been suspended from the programme for the time being and were not allowed to perform in Saturday's (08.10.16) show.

The pair were reportedly "furious" with their suspension and resorted to punching a wall as a way of venting their frustration.

They later took to their official Twitter account to rubbish the "false allegations" against Josh and stated that he and his ex Amelia Clarke, 18, would discuss the matter in due course.

They wrote: "Today, we have had a tough day with a false allegation. Don't believe everything you read, both Amelia and Josh will be stating the truth. The truth always wins. (sic)"

The band's future was turned upside down over the weekend when it was claimed that Josh had sent threatening messages to Amelia and she'd allegedly sustained some injuries.

However, Josh denied that he had intentionally hurt his former lover and insisted she merely got caught up in a fight between him and another party-goer at a New Year's Eve bash earlier this year.

He said in a statement: "A fight broke out between me and another male at a party. Amelia, along with others, tried to break it up and she was accidentally knocked in the process. It was never my intention to hurt her or put her in danger and this situation is way out of my character."

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