X Factor's Craig Colton claims he was set up to leave!

Craig Colton

Eliminated X Factor hopeful Craig Colton has claimed he was stitched up on the show after his running order in the competition was changed at the last minute on Saturday night.

The 23-year-old, who opened the weekend's Movie themed show, revealed this week he was due to perform later on in the programme until just five minutes before it went live.

“I was down to be third and Janet was first – but five minutes before we went live, it got changed," Craig revealed.

"They said mine was a bigger production number, a bigger opener. That’s what they told me anyway.”

And Craig also blamed the judges' harsh comments on him being eliminated.

He told the Daily Star today: “If they hadn’t said that then I would have stayed. People’s opinions affect things.”

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