Thousands of fans complain, but did Simon Cowell fix the X Factor?

Everyone’s outraged, but we want YOUR verdict. Should John and Edward have gone? Vote now!

In the latest controversy to hit the X Factor, fans have been complaining in their thousands over Saturday night’s show, which saw Lucie Jones sent home ahead of Jedward.

Viewers have blasted Simon Cowell’s decision to refer his vote back to the public, and ITV has received an astonishing 3000 complaints about the show.

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Simon, who has previously described the twins as ‘vile’, once joked he would leave the country if they won.

But love them or hate them, the terrible twosome have had viewers captivated with their mad on-screen antics.

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Now Mr Cowell’s U-turn has led some to suspect a fix, with rumours circulating that knew the public had voted against welsh warbler, Lucie, when he referred the vote back.

TV watchdog Ofcom has also received 50 complaints, and is poised to launch an investigation.

A record 16.6 millions viewers tuned in to watch the show over the weekend, but not enough to save Lucie it seems.

Talking about his decision, Simon said, ‘I know there will be lots of people who will criticise the decision to let it to go to deadlock, but I honestly could not have predicted the way public voting had gone – I never get told the voting figures.’

But this has led many to wonder whether this is still a real talent competition, or if the ratings war has overtaken the search for real singers.

We want to know YOUR thoughts? Was there a fix? Or are the public really behind Jedward? Let us know what you think in the comments box below.

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