Confirmed: Brooks Way AXED from X Factor 2016 and WILL be replaced

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ITV has confirmed Brooks Way will NOT return to The X Factor 2016 - and will be replaced by another group.

Kyle and Josh Brooks were suspended from the contest hours before Saturday's live show after serious allegations regarding Josh emerged.

While Josh has vehemently denied the claims, it has now been confirmed that the duo - formerly known as The Brooks - ARE leaving The X Factor permanently by "mutual consent".

A spokesperson for the show said on its website: "Following the allegations relating to Josh Brooks, we have decided by mutual consent that Brooks Way should leave the competition."

In a statement, Josh said: "Due to events in my personal life I've decided that it's best not to be on the show at this time.

"While not everything that has been claimed is true, I would like to apologise to everyone involved."

One of Louis Walsh's groups will be brought back as a replacement, with further details to come "in due course".

Why did Brooks Way leave The X Factor?

The Sun on Sunday newspaper yesterday reported a number of serious allegations concerning Josh and his ex-girlfriend.

However, Josh insisted that some of the accusations are "false" in a message posted on Brooks Way's Twitter page yesterday.

"Today, we have had a tough day with a false allegation," the tweet said. "Don't believe everything you read, both Amelia and Josh will be stating the truth."

X Factor producers cut Brooks Way's performance from the first live show after becoming aware of the situation.

They were featured in an introduction VT on Saturday - but were not referred to whatsoever in last night's results.

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