X Factor judges Tulisa and Gary Barlow have reportedly banned their acts from seeing Rylan Clark.
Following his drunken antics earlier this week, which saw both him and Lucy Spraggan booted out of the show's hotel, the judges have been keen to keep their singers away from the 'bad influence'.
Both Lucy and Rylan were evicted from the contestants' £500 a night hotel after they went out boozing on Monday night to celebrate being kept in the show.
An X Factor insider told the Daily Mirror today: “Tulisa was disappointed with Lucy – she had her down as a serious musician and a real competitor for this year’s title but now she thinks she’s just here for a laugh.
“They really embarrassed themselves. Photos of them rolling around drunk in the street appeared and it really brings the show into disrepute.”
Gary has already made his feelings on Rylan quite clear on the live shows this year, but also gave his two remaining contestants - Kye Sones and Chris Maloney - a warning.
The source added: “He’s [Gary] had another word with his own acts and warned them that there is no place for his messing around on the show.”
However speaking earlier this week about the incident, Rylan 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 ccontinue 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.