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X Factor hopeful falls off stage during performance

Will his fall be worth it?

The X Factor stage has always had a lot of drama around it, and for one contestant that drama got started early on – he fell clean off the stage.

In scenes set to air on Sunday night, Tommy Ludford is mid-song when the incident happens.

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One X Factor hopeful had a dramatic night on the show (Credit: ITV)

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Tommy was singing for a chair during the show’s Six-Chair Challenge when a misplaced step backwards saw him topple off the show’s x-shaped stage.

The 20-year-old singer song-writer Tommy was performing an original song called Dipping Biscuits when he fell, leaving the judges and audience shocked.

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Tommy was performing an original song on for the show’s Six-Chairs Challenge (Credit: ITV)

Host Dermot O’Leary along with a couple of the show’s backstage crew, raced to check on the singer, while his fellow contestants waited nervously backstage.

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An ill-timed step backwards saw him fall off the stage (Credit: ITV)

But within a couple of minutes Tommy was upright, giving a fist-pump to show the crowds he was ok.

Tommy’s tumble is in the episode scheduled to air tonight.

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The crowd and judges were left shocked (Credit: ITV)

The nerve-wracking Six-Chair Challenge sees those who were successful during the show’s audition rounds divided into four categories.

Only six contestants from each category will make it through to the next round – represented by six chairs that sit on stage as each hopeful performs, slowly filling as the judges choose who to put through.

This year, the challenge has been updated a little – with the addition of the Golden X.

He gave a fist-pump to show he was ok (Credit: ITV)

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If a contestant is given a Golden X after they perform, they are guaranteed to keep their seat – while the others wait to see if they’re asked to give theirs up for someone else.

X-Factor continues tonight – revealing whether or not Tommy’s fall was worth it.

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