X Factor 2018 contestant 'falls of the stage' during six chair challenge

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A contestant reportedly fell off the stage during The X Factor 2018's six chair challenge.

This year sees three new X Factor judges with Ayda Williams, Robbie Williams and Louis Tomlinson joining Simon Cowell on the panel.

During the week, they filmed the six chair challenge after the X Factor judges' categories were revealed.

For the 2018 series, bootcamp has been scrapped with acts instead going straight through to the six chair challenge from their audition.

At the six chair challenge, performances will take place at Wembley Arena as acts sing to make the judges' houses stage.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, one performance went a bit wrong for an act when they ended up falling off stage.

The male singer - called Tommy - fell five feet in front of the judges.

Fortunately he was okay and given the all clear after being checked over by the show's medical team.

"Lad, you scared the living daylights out of me," new judge Louis said.

He added: “I’m really glad you’re ok because that was very scary.”

Louis admitted previously he was "nervous" about taking charge of his category at the six chair challenge.

Speaking backstage last week Louis said: "It was as brutal if not more brutal than as you see on TV. I'm nervous about my category tomorrow and excited. I hope everyone delivers."

Meanwhile, this year's six chair challenge will see a new Britain's Got Talent golden buzzer style twist. Each judge can put one act straight through to judges' houses in a 'safe seat'.

“This year each of our judges has one Guaranteed Safe Seat to give away in this round," a source told The Sun newspaper. "If the judge likes an act enough and they definitely want to see them at judges houses they’ll press this golden X and give that act a Safe Seat.

“This means the act cannot be swapped out of their chair and they’ll go straight through to judges houses.”

From judges' houses, acts will compete to make the live shows.

The X Factor 2018 will start on ITV later this year.

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