X Factor 2012: Tulisa defends boozing Lucy Spraggan

Lucy Spraggan (X Factor 2012)

X Factor judge Tulisa has defended Lucy Spraggan after the youngster was booted out of the show's hotel.

Lucy and Rylan Clark were both booted out of the contestants' five star central London hotel earlier this week after a drunken night out.

After getting evicted from the £500-a-night luxury residence, Lucy tweeted: "Me and @RylanClark are partaking in a small vacation from the hotel for a few days. Our most sincere apologies for our #beerfear behaviour."

She later insisted she had no regrets, despite some rather embarrassing photos in all the newspapers, saying: "I'm 21, and having the time of my life. That is all."

Speaking to The Sun, Tulisa defended Lucy's actions, calling on fans of the show to give her a break.

The N-Dubz star said: “Lucy has had a pretty tough week so everyone should really give her a bit of a break – everyone reacts in different ways.

“She’s a young girl, she went out and had a night of fun.”

However Rylan Clark put all of the blame on Lucy!

He told EntertainmentWise: "I blame Lucy Spraggan for the purposes of this recording, Lucy Spraggan you're the bad influence, not me!"

He claimed: "She dragged me to the bar and kept buying me Jägerbombs"

And added: "I'm innocent!"

[cat c="the x factor"]The X Factor 2012[/cat] live shows start at 8:20PM tonight on ITV1.

The third elimination will take place on Sunday night's live show, which will also feature performances from JLS and Labrinth.

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