X Factor 2016: Four Of Diamonds confirmed to replace Brooks Way

Who's replacing Brooks Way on X Factor?


Four Of Diamonds will join The X Factor 2016 live shows, it's been confirmed.

They will replace Brooks Way who left the series after the weekend.

ITV confirmed the news tonight, with the four piece joining from this Saturday night.

Who is replacing Brooks Way on X Factor?

Four Of Diamonds made it through to Louis' Judge’s House in Ibiza this year and not only impressed him with their version of Lordes' 'Royals' but Nicole also named them as her favourite girl-group in the competition at their first audition.


Speaking about his decision to bring them back, Louis Walsh, who is mentoring the groups, said: "I was really impressed with the girls at Judges’ Houses but only had three spots to fill for the Live Shows.

"At the time a lot of viewers were disappointed that I didn’t put the girls through, now that a place has opened up in my category, I’ve listened to the fans and am delighted to be bringing the girls back. They're a great girl group and I'm hoping will take me all the way to the final."

Speaking about their return to the show, Four Of Diamonds said, "We are so excited to be back on The X Factor ­we’re really looking forward to performing live, working hard and showing everyone what we’re made of."

Brooks Way - made up of 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, ITV confirmed today 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."

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.

The X Factor 2016 continues live on Saturday and Sunday night on ITV.

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