The Xtra Factor presenter assured hosts Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield that although there is âa lot of concernâ? for Hance, there could be numerous explanations why producers could not get in touch with him over the weekend.
Notorious cougar Flack said: âThe producers got in touch with him last week, they did speak to him and they just couldnât get hold of him over the weekend to tell him his audition was on.
This isnât a case that heâs completely gone missing, itâs just a case of that they could not get hold of him.â?
Flack, the one-time âsixth directionâ?, revealed that Hance has progressed to Boot Camp and that viewers will witness a âmassive storyâ? involving the singer next week â which will presumably involve more heart-rending sob-porn.
The X Factor continues on Saturday 22 September at 8:10pm.