X Factor 2012: Most viewers now think show is fixed

Rylan Clark (X Factor 2012)

Most viewer of The X Factor reckon that the show is rigged, a new poll suggests.

The survey comes after Ella Henderson was sent home against James Arthur in the one of the show's most shocking results in its nine year history.

The poll, from discount website MyVoucherCodes.co.uk, showed that 55% of viewers think the vote is fixed to keep in acts like Rylan Clark.

The stats also revealed that more than two-thirds of viewers were "bored" of acts such as Christopher Maloney and Rylan.

And only 31 percent of the respondents said they were enjoying this year's series.

Needless to say, X Factor bosses were quick to hit back at the claims.

A senior X Factor source told the Daily Star today: “To suggest the show is a fix is ridiculous.

"Production were as shocked as everyone and while the result was very unexpected, both James and Ella garnered the lowest number of votes.

“It goes to prove that on The X Factor, no-one is ever safe.”

The X Factor has also had the backing of telly watchdog Ofcom, who recently dismissed complaints over the first elimination of the series that saw Carolynne Poole leave over Rylan Clark.

Ofcom said: "Ofcom judged that this matter did not raise issues under the Code as the format of the contest is made transparent and viewers vote in the knowledge that the ultimate decision to eliminate contestants or force a ‘deadlock’ situation rests with the judges."

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