Viewers were left furious after X Factor: Celebrity judges dumped The Chase star Jenny Ryan out of the competition.
The quizzer wowed the judges with her rendition of Queen’s Somebody To Love at last week’s series opener.
But despite giving Jenny a standing ovation, Nicole Scherzinger delivered the bad news during Saturday night’s cull that she had missed out on a place in the live shows.
Speaking ahead of the crunch showdown with the judges, Jenny said: “My performance went as well as I possibly could have dreamed it.
“I don’t think I could have done any more.
“It was such a wonderful experience that I have still not had it quite sink in yet.”
Nicole told her: “I felt such joy when you performed.”
But she added: “Even though you have a very distinct, unique voice, I just wonder if you are versatile enough for the live shows.
“I can’t give you a yes. I’m so sorry, Jenny.”
Fans were left baffled as other contestants they felt had performed worse, including US talk show host Ricki Lake and Princess Diana interviewer Martin Bashir, were put through.
One tweeted: “I’m actually disgusted at the Xfactor. Sending home jenny from The Chase who was CLEARLY the better singer but because she’s less famous than Ricki Lake (who was a beautiful person) she got sent home??
“Big big mistake , too many egos in one room.”
Another posted: “Jenny Ryan aka the Vixen was robbed, her singing was awesome.”
A third said: “Jenny Ryan biggest #XFactor robbery since Melanie McCabe & Gamu.”
Someone else wrote in all caps: “SERIOUSLY THOUGH, JENNY RYAN NOT GETTING THROUGH TO THE LIVE SHOWS IS THE WORST THING THAT HAPPENED THIS YEAR!!!”
I’m actually disgusted at the Xfactor?? Sending home jenny from the chase who was CLEARLY the better singer but because she’s less famous than ricki lake (who was a beautiful person) she got sent home?? Big big mistake , too many eagos in one room. #XFactorCelebrity
— Lia Kenny (@liabkenny) October 19, 2019
Jenny Ryan aka the vixen was robbed, her singing was awesome 👏👏👏👏#XFACTOR.
— Kevy Mac (@KevinMacintosh7) October 19, 2019
— Dyl🏴n (@HausofDylan95) October 19, 2019
— Evie Patterson☆ (@eviespatterson) October 19, 2019
How is Jenny not through? #xfactor
— Jord (@Jordon_Westrope) October 19, 2019
* X Factor: Celebrity live show start next Saturday on ITV.
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