The first-ever live episode of The X Factor: Celebrity aired tonight (October 26), but this marked the beginning of the end for some of the singers.
After the sweat-inducing public vote was cast, it was later confirmed that Ricki Lake and Olivia Olson had been booted out of the competition.
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“It’s been an amazing experience, thanks so much for welcoming me,” said Ricki, whilst Olivia was visibly distraught by the result.
Asked how she was feeling by presenter Dermot O’Leary, the American replied, “Not great,” through a stream of tears.
Meanwhile, Jonny Labey was rewarded for his jazzy performance, earning judge Louis Walsh’s Safe Seat, which both The Chase’s Jenny Ryan and group Tristar also received from Nicole Scherzinger and Simon Cowell as the show went on.
Contrary to last weekend’s heavily derided elimination of Jenny Ryan, tonight’s episode saw her return to the stage thanks to some vocal social media fans. And she certainly proved the judges made the right decision in inviting her back to the show.
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Footballing legend Vinnie Jones made his singing debut tonight, too, and was later commended for his resilience amidst a recent family tragedy.
The X Factor: Celebrity airs on Saturdays at 8.20pm on ITV.
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