X Factor 2017 contestants 'told off for boozy antics'

Sam Black (The X Factor 2017)

The X Factor 2017 finalists have reportedly been given a telling off by show bosses.

Some of the group's late night party ways have apparently ended in a stern talking to from producers.


Sam Black, Matt Linnen and Jay from The Cutkelvins are said to have been enjoying themselves a little bit too much.

"The older contestants have been going out of their minds being cooped up in the X Factor house – so have been hitting the booze at every opportunity," a source told The Sun newspaper.

The insider claimed: “The lads in particular have been going out partying and hammering the drink whenever they can, even though they have long days of work getting prepped for the shows.

Matt Linnen.
Matt Linnen.

“Producers have been ­getting pretty concerned that they’re getting out of hand – and are worried they could be setting a bad example to the younger ones."

"They decided to give them a bit of a talking to, just to make sure their behaviour doesn’t spiral out of control," the source added.

This week the pressure is on for the remaining contestants as FOUR of them will be heading home.

It's the Quarter Final stages and the new theme is Crazy In Love.


Currently a total of 10 acts are left in the competition with three weeks to go.

They are Simon Cowell's Groups Rak-Su, The CutKelvins and Sean and Conor Price, Sharon Osbourne's Girls Grace Davies, Rai-Elle Williams and Holly Tandy.

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Plus Louis Walsh's Boys Lloyd Macey and Sam Black and Nicole Scherzinger's Overs Kevin Davy White and Matt Linnen.


The X Factor 2017 continues this Saturday at 8:10PM and Sunday night at 7:30PM on ITV

Guests stars performing will be reigning X Factor winner Matt Terry and Black Eyed Peas star Fergie.