X Factor 2016: Simon Cowell speaks out about being 'angry' with Emily Middlemas

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Simon Cowell has spoken out about being 'angry' with Emily Middlemas on The X Factor 2016 this weekend.

It's after Emily dramatically hit out at her own mentor in last night's live X Factor live show.

It was Disco week but Emily performed another slow number, singing Wishing On A Star.

Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh weren't impressed but Simon told Emily: "Forget what they said. It was beautifully dramatic and beautifully staged."

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However Emily told host Dermot O'Leary she actually disagreed with her own mentor and sided with the other judges.

"I agree with all three of them. I really want to do something upbeat. I've just stood on the one spot," she complained.

On the Xtra Factor afterwards yesterday evening, Emily revealed: "Simon is so angry. I saw him in the corridor and he said, 'I'll talk to you later.' I'm sorry Simon!"

On tonight's (Sunday) Xtra Factor, Simon played down the idea he was angry with Emily.

"I'm going to be fair," he told hosts Rylan Clark-Neal and Matt Edmondson. "The way the process works is, we choose the songs tonight [Sunday]. Often we will change the songs if people don't like them and that happens a lot."

Simon explained: "I didn't know that Emily didn't like the track, 100 million percent I'd have changed it [if I knew]."

And Simon insisted: "I like the fact she showed some passion that she cares and that she stood up for herself. By the way, I've got thick skin, I want her to be successful."

It's movies week next Saturday and Simon added: "We have to work very closely to find a song we're going to be happy with."

The X Factor continues at 8PM on ITV Saturday and Sunday nights.

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