Frankie Cocozza's X Factor mentor Gary Barlow has released an official statement about Frankie leaving The X Factor, saying that he hopes Frankie will continue to see him as a friend and supporter. Ahhh, that's nice, isn;t it?
"Frankie has apologised publicly as well as personally to me and the producers for his actions that lead to him leaving the show. I'm hugely disappointed that he's thrown away an opportunity like this after working so hard to get here. I'm sorry to see him go as we've been through a lot together in such a short time. I hope Frankie continues to look to me as a friend and supporter and works it all out, picks himself up and somehow tries to turn this into a positive."
According to our sources Frankie is currently refusing to take phone calls from anyone, so we're sure he'll be pleased to hear that he still has the support of Gary.
“I’d like to apologise to Gary, my fellow contestants and everyone who has voted for me, but, as of today (TUES), I will no longer be in The X Factor. My life during the show has gone out of control and my behaviour off stage has over-stepped the rules of the competition. I no longer deserve my place in the show, so I am therefore leaving. I would like to thank everyone who has supported me.”