X-Factor reprieve for Chorley soldier Jonjo Kerr

This Is Lancashire: PUBLIC VOTE: Jonjo Kerr will return to the show after being axed by mentor Louis Walsh PUBLIC VOTE: Jonjo Kerr will return to the show after being axed by mentor Louis Walsh

Chorley soldier Jonjo Kerr has been handed a shock return to the X-Factor.

He is one of four X Factor contestants who were dropped in the first live show who will now vie to re-enter the competition.

But he has to receive more phones than 2 Shoes, Amelia Lily and James Michael to take advantage of the gap following Frankie Cocozza's departure.

If he wins enough votes, he will return to the show to join the other six remaining finalists on Saturday.

Voting has opened now. The numbers are:

:: 2 Shoes - 0901 616 1301
:: Amelia Lily - 0901 616 1302
:: James Michael - 0901 616 1303
:: Jonjo Kerr - 0901 616 1304.

ITV and show producers talkbackThames and Syco have said the profits - amounting to at least 22p per call - will go to Help For Heroes.

Programme-makers had been locked in discussions to work out how to go forward with the series with one less contestant.

Without a replacement, it would have drawn to a conclusion early, or would have meant one weekend without a public vote, which could have deterred viewers.

Jonjo, who serves with the Yorkshire Regiment, exited after a performance of Kinks classic You Really Got Me, which was panned by judge Gary Barlow.

He, and the other three thrown a lifeline, exited without facing a public vote after their own mentors were forced to choose who they should sacrifice in a surprise twist.

The wannabes will be performing either a Queen or Lady Gaga song on Saturday.

An X Factor spokeswoman said: "The four acts have never been in a public vote so, with Frankie leaving the competition, this is an opportunity for the public to decide who comes back to the show."

Phone lines opened at 4pm today and close during the show on Saturday, which begins at 8.15pm, with call terms at www.itv.com/terms.

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11:30am Thu 10 Nov 11

happycyclist says...

zzzzzzz...
zzzzzzz... happycyclist
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1:22pm Thu 10 Nov 11

cloud99 says...

What a joke! None of those 4 should be coming back. It should be either Johnny or The Risk who were voted out last week.
No doubt the ratings will drop even further after this stupid decision by the powers that be at the "fix factor"
What a joke! None of those 4 should be coming back. It should be either Johnny or The Risk who were voted out last week. No doubt the ratings will drop even further after this stupid decision by the powers that be at the "fix factor" cloud99
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1:51pm Thu 10 Nov 11

happycyclist says...

cloud99 wrote:
What a joke! None of those 4 should be coming back. It should be either Johnny or The Risk who were voted out last week.
No doubt the ratings will drop even further after this stupid decision by the powers that be at the "fix factor"
The reason why they can't bring Johnny or The Risk back is that people have spent money on phone/text/whatever it is voting for people (or to get people off, depending on your point of view).
X Factor generates money from that and can't go taking money off people and then asking them to spend more money getting rid of them again.
The four that are back were never given the chance to be judged by the public, so the public never spent any money getting rid of them.
[quote][p][bold]cloud99[/bold] wrote: What a joke! None of those 4 should be coming back. It should be either Johnny or The Risk who were voted out last week. No doubt the ratings will drop even further after this stupid decision by the powers that be at the "fix factor"[/p][/quote]The reason why they can't bring Johnny or The Risk back is that people have spent money on phone/text/whatever it is voting for people (or to get people off, depending on your point of view). X Factor generates money from that and can't go taking money off people and then asking them to spend more money getting rid of them again. The four that are back were never given the chance to be judged by the public, so the public never spent any money getting rid of them. happycyclist
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6:23pm Thu 10 Nov 11

Billypieman says...

They should bring back R Wayne. It was terrible when his gran died.
They should bring back R Wayne. It was terrible when his gran died. Billypieman
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6:47pm Thu 10 Nov 11

reggie0008 says...

Amelia Lily was the best singer in the competition by a country mile and it was an awful decision by the judges to get rid of her.

It's a certainty she will come back in and may even win the competition.
Amelia Lily was the best singer in the competition by a country mile and it was an awful decision by the judges to get rid of her. It's a certainty she will come back in and may even win the competition. reggie0008
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8:58pm Thu 10 Nov 11

Good call says...

Sorry but who cares about x factor
Sorry but who cares about x factor Good call
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9:12pm Thu 10 Nov 11

Mr-Reasonable says...

Geeeeeeeeeeeeez has this series not finished?? thought it had
Geeeeeeeeeeeeez has this series not finished?? thought it had Mr-Reasonable
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9:54am Fri 11 Nov 11

Keep Darwen Green says...

Don't even know who this wingnut is, he looks like gary cahill or wallace from wallace and grommit. There's no Wensleydale in these trousers grommit
Don't even know who this wingnut is, he looks like gary cahill or wallace from wallace and grommit. There's no Wensleydale in these trousers grommit Keep Darwen Green
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1:53pm Sat 12 Nov 11

rishtonred says...

Kelly announced last night on Graham Norton that Amelia was back in, so don't get excited
Kelly announced last night on Graham Norton that Amelia was back in, so don't get excited rishtonred
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8:14pm Sat 12 Nov 11

peely says...

Stick to soldiering Jonjo - You couldn,t sing to save your life !! Ifyou were posted to Afghanistan and started singing those Taliban would be up and off , never to be seen again !!
Stick to soldiering Jonjo - You couldn,t sing to save your life !! Ifyou were posted to Afghanistan and started singing those Taliban would be up and off , never to be seen again !! peely
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