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X Factor viewers convinced they have proof this weekend was FIXED

It seems like nothing went right this weekend

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X Factor has been hit by controversy once again, as fans accused producers of “fixing” the live episode on Twitter.

Viewers noticed certain acts were holding a microphone – and that they seemed to coincidentally be the ones who were then announced to be in the bottom three…

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Viewers tweeted that the bottom three all had mics (credit: ITV)

Groups, United Vibe and Acacia and Aaliyah, and solo act, Molly Scott were all revealed to be in the bottom, while the rest of the contestants – who just seemed to be holding hands with one another – were revealed to be safe.

Eagle-eyed viewers weren’t happy, with one person tweeting: “United Vibe and Acacia & Aaliyah are holding microphones and yet no other act is?? @TheXFactor 🤔”.

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United Vibe were all holding mics, while other contestants didn’t seem to (credit: ITV)

Another wrote: “Literally!!! Such a fix they must know already otherwise why would they be holding them?!?!”

A third tweeted: “x factor is such a fix”, while a fourth added: “Fix fix fix”.

Someone else also accused the show of being shady with the app, writing: “If it’s not a fix, where are both @vibe5OFFICIAL & Molly on the app for rating their performances? 🤔 this was before the results #xfactor”.

While another fan lamented: “Gutted how X factor isn’t how it used to be”.

ED! has contacted X Factor reps for comment, but The Mirror reports the show “vehemently denied” any fix claims, insisting that all acts had mics.

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It was a tricky weekend on the show for producers, as sound issues forced them to cancel the public vote on Saturday.

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The weekend was hit by technical problems (credit: ITV)

Viewers laughed that the sound problem made the contestants and judges – Simon Cowell, Ayda Field, Robbie Williams and Louis Tomlinson – sound like “Daleks”.

A message on the screen read: “We are sorry for the temporary interference in sound.”

Later it read: “Due to a technical issue, tonight’s vote has been cancelled. It will open in tomorrow night’s show.”

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The vote was cancelled (credit: ITV)

Show bosses then worked to pull together an “emergency plan” for Sunday’s episode.

A spokesperson for the show told ED!: “Each of last night’s performances from our 12 contestants will be played out in full on tonight’s X Factor before the public vote opens.

“This follows the sound issues on part of last night’s show.”

The four judges kept things together despite on-set issues (credit: ITV)

The X Factor returns on Saturday at 8.30pm on ITV

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Poor X Factor, it seems like nothing can go right. Let’s hope things improve in time for next weekend’s show.

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