Frankie Cocozza Reprimanded By X-Factor Bosses

Party-boy Frankie Cocozza has finally been reprimanded by X-Factor bosses who have had enough of his boozy ways.

The 19-year-old was hauled in front of furious bosses after he staggered back to the contestants’ house after a 12-hour bender.

The scruffy haired little wretch was also spotted escorting yet another lady into a secluded car park.

The lady in question, 19-year-old Kelly Freeborn, defended their actions, saying:: “We were just walking to a garage to get some cigarettes.”

Last night an insider said: “Frankie really angered producers, who have the responsibility for looking after the welfare of contestants.

“He was given a severe dressing down and stern words were said.

His “vocal rangeâ€? has been called into question by judges and viewers alike over the last few live shows and his future on the show looks far from certain.

The insider added: “He has been booed by the studio audience the last few weeks and this won’t help matters. Viewers could boot him off the show.”

This year’s X-Factor has been hit by controversy after controversy, with Frankie’s bad behaviour being the latest in a long line of PR distasters.

Judge Kelly Rowland, who refused to appear on last week’s panel because she was “so sickâ€?, will return this week after making a rapid recovery.

ITV1’s flagship show has also suffered in the ratings war against BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, with last week’s Halloween specials leaving Strictly at least half a million viewers ahead of the X-Factor.