X Factor's Ryan Lawrie 'robbed' on his way to rehearsals 'after helping an old lady'


X Factor 2016 contestant Ryan Lawrie has had his bag stolen while trying to help an old lady.

5 After Midnight's Kieran revealed the rather dramatic morning for himself and Ryan on Twitter as they made their way to rehearsals.

Snapping a picture of the pair together in the back of a taxi, Kieran tweeted: “Morning outings with @RyanLawrie_ we helped an old lady who fell down in the street! But then Ryan got his bag robbed crazy morning!! (sic)”

He later added: "Someone took Ryan’s bag from the floor tho 🙁

"He [Ryan] didn’t get mugged tho someone just took it off the floor @RyanLawrie_”

A spokesperson for the show confirmed that Ryan had a bag of toiletries pinched by a passer by as he and Kieran helped an elderly lady who had fallen in the street.

They said in a statement to The Sun newspaper: “Ryan was out shopping with Kieran, rushed over to help an elderly lady who had fallen over and left a carrier bag of toiletries on the floor and a passer by picked it up.

"He hasn’t been hurt and is absolutely fine.”

Ryan didn't mention the theft online but tweeted: "Really hope this lady is okay now"

It's been a bit of a rough few weeks for Ryan who was in the bottom three elimination zone again on Sunday night.

However he bounced back for a third week in a row thanks to the lifeline vote, with app voters keeping him out of the sing-off.

This weekend's X Factor live shows on Saturday and Sunday night at 8PM have a Girl Band v Boy Band theme.

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