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X Factor 2013: Rough Copy forced to ditch band member after visa issue (again)

Gary Barlow (X Factor 2013)

X Factor group Rough Copy have been forced to ditch a member after visa issues impacted them again.

The trio from London are formed of Joey James , 25, electrical engineer, Sterling – 24, teaching assistant and Kas- 22, Carpenter.

They had originally made it through to the judges’ houses stage last year, but had to be removed from the competition due to visa issues.

“It’s a total disaster,” a source told the Daily Mirrorat the time. “The band’s progress into the finals was almost a formality and producers were excited about them. But they found out about the visa situation just as they were organising flights”

This year, the boys returned and once again sailed through to the penultimate stage.

But once again, visa issues have meant that Kazeem Ajobe was unable to fly out of the UK, over fears he may not be allowed to enter the country on his return.

As a result, Rough Copy are now a duo.

Gary Barlow said: “Kazeem is here in the wings but because of an identity problem he is not able to stay in the competition.”

The X Factor 2013 will start on ITV later this year.