Thousands of X Factor fans join campaign backing Gamu Nhengu

More than 125,000 angry viewers have flocked to facebook to show their support for the axed singer, but what are YOUR thoughts on Gamu’s shock exit from the show?

Thousands of X Factor fans have flocked to facebook to join campaigns backing axed contestant Gamu Nengu yesterday, after mentor Cheryl Cole failed to take her through to the live shows.

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Following the ‘judges houses’ stage of the show at the weekend, Cheryl instead chose Cher Lloyd, Rebecca Ferguson and Katie Waissel to take through to the next round, with the three set to appear on stage next week.

Now more than 125,000 infuriated viewers have joined groups supporting Gamu, with popular opinion being that she should never have been axed from the show.

And mystery surrounds the singer’s shock exit from the X Factor, after her note-perfect performance blew Cher and Katie’s poor renditions out of the water.

Some are suggesting it was made clear to Cheryl she must not put the singer through, after bosses discovered issues with her visa. 

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Cheryl didn’t really have much of a say,’ a production source told the Daily Record. ‘It was made clear that Gamu shouldn’t be put through because they had issues with her, including the visa situation.

‘A lot of people working on the show think it’s really unfair that Cheryl is taking all the flak. Gamu not getting through has now become a bigger talking point than the 12 finalists’

But last night the show’s spokesperson denied Gamu’s visa issues were the reason she got the chop, adding that her application was in the process of being renewed.

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Now rumours suggest this might not be the last we see of Gamu, with some even suggesting bosses – who have promised a ‘twist’ in next weekend’s show – could hand out ‘wild cards’ and form a fifth category from rejected contestants. 

And even former Xtra Factor presenter Holly Willoughby has waded into the row, revealing she thinks Gamu – who, despite her exit, is still second favourite to win – will definitely go far if she’s given another chance.

‘If Gamu does come back as a wild card, she could go and win it. She is going to have the whole nation behind her. That is an advantage,’ she said.

What are YOUR thoughts on Gamu’s shock exit from the show? Should she receive a ‘wild card’ for the live rounds, or did Cheryl make the right decision? Let us know in the comments box below.

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