X Factor 2017: Dermot O'Leary wrongly tells Grace Davies she's won a prize in live TV blunder

Frontman compared to Konnie Huq and Olly Murs after embarrassing mistake

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The X Factor 2017 frontman Dermot O’Leary suffered an embarrassing slip-up on tonight’s live show.

He falsely told Grace Davies that she’d won a trip to the United States to meet Pink – and had to be corrected by Grace herself.

This year the ITV talent contest has a new format for its weekly live shows, with half the contestants performing on Saturday, and the other half on Sunday.

Each night, one act will top the public vote, and the Saturday winner gets to compete against the Sunday winner for a bonus prize.

The first prize is a trip to New York to watch Pink perform at Madison Square Garden, including an exclusive meet-and-greet with the ‘What About Us’ singer.

Grace came one step closer to bagging that exclusive experience tonight when she won the first live show of the series.

However, after Dermot announced the result, he made a crucial mistake, apparently forgetting that Grace still had a battle to face.

Proving that even seasoned TV pros don’t always get it right, he asked the songwriter: “You’re off to see Pink, how does that feel?”

Fortunately, Grace saved Dermot from further embarrassment by responding: “Well, I’ve got to win it first!”

Realising where he’d gone wrong, Dermot blushed: “You do have to win it first, I’m so sorry! I got a bit carried away!”

Viewers were quick to poke fun on Twitter, with some calling the mishap Dermot’s ‘Konnie Huq moment’.

Konnie famously made a similar error on ITV2 spin-off The Xtra Factor in 2010, telling the contestants they’d “all” be going on the X Factor live tour together – even though it’s only the top eight acts that usually make the cut.

The incident also drew comparisons to Olly Murs’s 2015 blunder, when he announced Monica Michael had been eliminated from the competition, despite the result going to Deadlock.

We’ll find out who Grace is up against when The X Factor continues tomorrow night at 7.00pm on ITV.

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