Fans of The X Factor: Celebrity have been left thinking Jeremy Edwards and Brendan Cole are on the wrong show after their audition.
The former Hollyoaks actor and Strictly Come Dancing professional have teamed up to become duo: Cole and Edwards.
As they took to the stage to sing Kylie’s Love At First Sight, the performance didn’t go too well.
The criticism wasn’t as harsh as some might expect, Simon Cowell even delicately said they needed to remember how popular Brendan was from his Strictly days and not forget that the public may want to see him through to the live shows.
And Nicole Scherzinger told Brendan he had a nice voice, while complimenting the fact they were there to support each other.
But Howie Mandel, who was one of the famous people helping out the judges, wasn’t so kind. He told them it was like a miscast musical…
Jeremy in particular didn’t take the criticism well.
“A miscast musical, fish out of water, you’re very brave, they just keep twisting,” he raged to host Dermot O’Leary.
He then sat down next to his fellow contestants and said: “Don’t, I don’t want fake. I’m absolutely destroyed.”
He continued: “They were really mean and that’s upsetting, we’re trying, that’s a bit mean. I don’t like people being mean.”
Brendan, who had a reputation on Strictly for being unable to take criticism, in fact didn’t argue back, he seemed more resigned.
Fans hit out at Jeremy and suggested he had come on the wrong show.
Lol grow up Jeremy. #XFactorCelebrity
— ⚫️ Peachy 🎪 #FBPE (@mycatiscato) October 12, 2019
Doesn’t like people being mean, goes to sing in front of Simon Cowell who is known for being mean 🤦🏻♀️ #XFactorCelebrity
— Pip Holden (@PipHolden) October 12, 2019
“I don’t like people being mean” definitely choose any show that doesn’t have Simon Cowell on it then ya nugget #XFactorCelebrity
— Holly-Jayne (@hollyjaynee) October 12, 2019
Jeremy sweetheart…. You’re on a singing competition, they weren’t being mean they were JUDGING YOU #XFactorCelebrity
— c h a r l i e 🍂 (@charlougray) October 12, 2019
— Tom Gardiner (@IAmTomGardiner) October 12, 2019
Think Edwards and Cole just turned up for the free trip to California 😂#XFactorCelebrity
— Leigh Osborne (@leighalexis) October 12, 2019
Oh god shut up Jeremy you’re there to be judged that’s the whole point! #XFactorCelebrity
— 🍉Hannah🍉 (@HannahVCW) October 12, 2019
There was the odd voice who liked the duo…
I liked Cole and Edwards more than I thought, it reminded me of Take That. Don’t know why the panel has suddenly expanded to five though and I think Louis is a bit jealous 😂 #XFactorCelebrity
— Dan Brown (@DanJBrownMUFC) October 12, 2019
In a video diary posted to the show’s official Twitter account they managed to laugh at themselves.
— The X Factor (@TheXFactor) October 12, 2019
As the show started fans were left questioning who the celebrities actually were.
Others pointed out stars such as Megan McKenna and Glee’s Kevin McHale are already known for singing careers.
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