X Factor fans were outraged after Saturday night's episode when Nicole Scherzinger booted one of the most popular contestants off the show in the six chair challenge.

Viewers were wowed with Talia Dean's performance, but the Overs mentor decided to replace her with Loverine Fermino, a 31-year-old singer from the Philippines, and was promptly booed by the audience...

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Even Simon Cowell remarked: "That is crazy. That is madness."

"X Factor gets me so raging. Who does Nicole think she is choosing to swap talia like that I don't fucking think so," blasted one fan.

A second slammed: "The X Factor must be having a laugh... Talia canny be out [sic]?!"

However, it now seems that the former Pussycat Dolls star has been forced to bring back Talia following the constant booing and backlash from viewers...

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Bringing her back hasn't stopped the critcism from fans though, as they have yet again been branding the show a "fix" following the brutal six chair challenge.

They took to social media to slam Nicole and the long standing talent show, and one fan posted: "X factor is a fix this year wtf is Nicole doing [sic]."

Another added: "Nicole no hun WYD how are u about to keep that guy w the ugly plait but get rid of that lil gem. cba ik x factor is a fix but cmon now [sic]."

is so set up! As if that seat number 2 ain't as good as seat number 4 - Seriously," commented a third outraged viewer.

A fourth tweeted: "Biggest set up this programme. Talia was never going. F*cking with people's emotions though. Don't like that."

"This 6 chair challenge is f*cking ruthless! Why mess with people's emotions so much? Just horrible," added a final fan of the show.

Shall we all just be happy that Talia is back?! For now, anyway.

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications. She is a Journalism and English language graduate of Kingston University, London, and joined the team in 2017. Contact her - rachel.andrews@pretty52.com

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