Simon Cowell was 'fuming' after losing two acts in The X Factor's latest results.
Two acts were eliminated in the X Factor 2018 results at the weekend as both Shan and Bella Penfold got the boot.
Bella was automatically sent home after polling the least public votes while Shan faced Acacia & Aaliyah in the sing-off.
Although it was Acacia & Aaliyah's third time in the sing-off, the judges' sent the decision to deadlock and it was Shan who made a surprise exit.
Simon was left visibly shocked by the outcome in the live show and decided to change the rules by adding Shan and Bella to the live tour line up.
Now Bella has spilled that Simon was left "fuming" behind the scenes after Sunday's show.
"Simon was fuming. He was more gutted than me. But what he did for me and Shan about the tour was amazing. I can't thank my fans enough," she told The Sun newspaper after her exit. "I started the show with 1,000 followers now I've 80,000 people who want to hear my music so now I'm feeling on top of the world."
In a separate interview with the Daily Express, Bella said she was already looking forward to next year's live tour.
“We’re gonna have his corner on this tour when we come back and we’re gonna show him why he did that,” Bella said. “We’re gonna show him that we really did deserve that and that he made the right decision."
Alongside Acacia & Aaliyah, those left in the competition are Anthony Russell, Danny Tetley and Scarlett Lee.
Rounding off the current crop of contestants are Brendan Murray and Dalton Andre Harris.
The X Factor returns next Saturday and Sunday night on ITV with Mamma Mia week for the semi-final. The final airs December 1 and 2 on ITV.