The X Factor stylist Grace Woodward has been sacked from the show, it has been revealed. The Britain's Next Top Model judge, who came up with last year's often ghastly looks, was given the boot for quite simply being rubbish at her job. However Grace's team claim she made Rebecca Ferguson into a style icon!
Grace, who had a relationship with eventual X Factor winner Matt Cardle on the show, previously admitted she had "no idea" whether or not she'd be back.
A show source told The Mirror: “Simon wasn’t always a fan of Grace’s styling and they’ve decided to look for someone else. The feeling was they wanted more of a household name.”
Simon and viewers regular criticised the styling of the contestants last year, with Cowell slamming Matt Cardle's white vest look: “It looked like you were dragged from the loo on to the stage.”
And her wacky helmet for Katie Wassiel during the first week attracted little positive attention.
Grace, seeming to miss the point that she was working on a TV show and not a magazine, said of the outfit: “That hat had been shot in loads of magazines but it didn’t go down well on TV.”
A spokesperson for The X Factor confirmed: “Grace is pursuing other projects, we wish her well.”
Grace’s publicist added: “What Grace did last year was get people talking about the fashion on the show – and she did make a style icon out of Rebecca Ferguson.”
The X Factor starts on August 20.