Ashley John-Baptiste quit The Risk and pulled out of The X Factor because of his religion, it has been claimed. According to 'sources’ the 22-year-old Cambridge Graduate was put off by the "smutty" side of the show and his fellow band mates.
The weekend's Halloween theme also went against his Christian faith, a show insider told the Daily Mirror.
They explained: “He’s on a different wavelength to the rest. He doesn’t want to upset his bandmates but knows this is for the best.”
Another added: “He’s a very principled guy who studied at Cambridge and goes to church. He hated the show’s smutty side and it was the last straw when Derry hooked up with Sami.”
Discussing his exit, Ashley said: “I love The Risk but am not in the right place to commit. I love the boys and all you amazing people.”
Ashford Campbell, from eliminated band Nu Vibe, was replaced Ashley in The Risk when he quit on Thursday.