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    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."
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X-Factor reprieve for Chorley soldier Jonjo Kerr

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

First published in TV

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

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