X Factor star Rylan Clark has been put firmly in the naughty corner and all the other kids have been told not to play with him after judges Gary Barlow and Tulisa told their acts to distance themselves from the star.
That's according to an X Factor insider talking to The Sun, anyway, who told the newspaper that Lucy Spraggan had been 'read the riot act' after getting Jäggy with it on a night out with Rylan this week. (They had Jägerbombs). (Hence: Jäggy). (It's like 'jiggy').
"Tulisa was disappointed with Lucy," said the insider, emboldening our own. "She had her down as a serious musician and a real competitor for this year's title, but now she thinks she's just here for a laugh."
We also often weave our way through thousands of competitors and shred our nerves on live TV two weeks in a row for a fun laugh, yes.
The show's insider went on to tell The Sun that judge Gary Barlow had told his remaining competitors, in a low, humourless drone: "He shouldn't be here, you'll ruin your chances if you're not careful."
It seems Gary's on-screen 'I 'ate Rylan, me' persona has spilled out into real life after he warned Kye Sones and Christopher Maloney to spend more time putting on eye-liner and pretending to be nervous and less time hanging out with Rylan.
"Gary has made his feelings about Rylan quite clear," said this mouthy source of theirs. "But he's had another word with his own acts and warned them that there is no place for his messing around on the show." Au contraire, Barlow. There is plenty of space for messing around on Saturday night television. We demand more messing around.