Girl band Four of Diamonds replace Brooks Way on the X Factor... after the duo are AXED in light of abuse claims
Four of Diamonds have been announced as the replacements for Brooks Way on The X Factor.
The girl band, who made it to the Judge's Houses round earlier this month, are set to perform on the second week of live shows on Saturday.
Their return comes after brotherly duo Brooks Way were axed from the show - in light of claims that Josh beat up his ex-girlfriend and broke her nose.
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They're back! Girl band Four of Diamonds (above) have been announced as the replacements for Brooks Way on The X Factor
The girls scored a place at Louis Walsh's house in Ibiza, where they had impressed the music mogul with their 1960s twist on hit Royals by Lorde - but failed to make it through due to such high standards of the other acts.
Louis, who decided to bring the girls back as their mentor, explained:'I was really impressed with the girls at Judges' Houses but only had three spots to fill for the Live Shows.
'At the time a lot of viewers were disappointed that I didn't put the girls through, now that a place has opened up in my category, I've listened to the fans and am delighted to be bringing the girls back.'
They're a great girl group and I'm hoping will take me all the way to the final.'
Comeback kids: The girls, who made it as far as Louis' Judges's House, have returned after duo Brooks Way were axed from the show due to emerging abuse claims
The girls, who were named Nicole's favourite girl-group on the show in the first audition round, were over the moon at being given the opportunity to compete on show for the coveted record deal prize with Syco.
The band, formed of Caroline, Lauren, Yasmin and Sophia, gushed: 'We are so excited to be back on The X Factor we're really looking forward to performing live, working hard and showing everyone what we're made of.'
Rylan Clark-Neal confirmed long-held suspicions that Brooks Way have been axed from the X Factor earlier on Monday.
Appearing on This Morning, he told presenters Holly and Phil the boys were gone and that another band will be brought into replace them.
On This Morning, Rylan told Holly and Phil that Brooks Way were off the X Factor
Rylan said: 'It has just been announced they won't be coming back but I can confirm they will be replaced. I can't say who, but I think I know who it is.
'It's really sad about the boys, there was a story that broke at the weekend, the boys are gutted.
'We wish them well but the show will go on and we will be replacing them.'
On Sunday night, the 17-year-old twin brothers took to Twitter in a bid to shoot down claims that Josh beat up his ex-girlfriend Amelia Clarke and broke her nose.
Decision time?: The Brooks on Sunday morning, leaving the X Factor studios after spending about one hour inside
Future concerns: It is believed ITV will make a decision about the Brooks' appearances on the X Factor today
In a statement, Josh Brooks said: 'Due to events in my personal life I've decided that it's best not to be on the show at this time.
'While not everything that has been claimed is true I would like to apologise to everyone involved.'
An X Factor spokesman said: 'Following the allegations relating to Josh Brooks, we have decided by mutual consent that Brooks Way should leave the competition.'
Denied: Josh and Kyle Brooks took to Twitter on Sunday night to slam a 'false allegation', as it was reported that they were axed from The X Factor after Josh beat up his ex-girlfriend
The pair, who were cut from Saturday's live show as the allegations surfaced, wrote: 'Today, we have had a tough day with a false allegation. Don't believe everything you read, both Amelia and Josh will be stating the truth.'
In a follow-up tweet that was shared with their 108,000 followers just a few minutes later, they simply added: 'The truth always wins.'
Hours earlier, teen brothers Josh and Kyle were photographed looking glum as they left the show's London studios, as it was claimed that they'd been axed permanently.
They were seen heading into the studio via a back entrance for what The Sun has reported was an 'emergency meeting' with show bosses.
'The truth always wins': The singing hopefuls promised their followers that Josh and Amelia will be 'stating the truth'
A source told the publication: 'The boys were in bits during the 90 minute meeting and completely broke down in tears.
'Show bosses went really hard saying they can't tolerate that behaviour and they're not welcome back at the studios.'
As well as allegation of attaching his ex, it has also been claimed that Josh would regularly beat up his brother Kyle.
According to sources, the aspiring singer suffers from 'disturbing problems with anger'.
Suspended: Josh (left) and Kyle (right), aka Brooks Way, were dropped from Saturday night's X Factor live show following claims Josh broke ex girlfriend Amelia Clarke's nose - and he was also accused of beating up his brother regularly
A source told The Mirror that it was a 'known fact' that he suffered with anger issues and would 'use his fists' if he thought anyone spoke to him disrespectfully.
'He regularly used to beat up Kyle, who wouldn't fight back. The sad thing is Josh is really great guy and was popular with his management - he just has a very disturbing problem with anger,' the source said.
This follows claims by his ex girlfriend Amelia, who has revealed she believes fame changed him into an 'arrogant and violent' person.
Denial: The 17-year-old is alleged to have attacked his girlfriend Amelia Clarke (pictured) at a New Year's party, something the hopeful has strenuously denied
Amelia, 18, claims the attacks by Josh got so bad that police 'begged her to get a restraining order'.
Speaking to publication, the blonde teen told how everything was going well in the first year of their relationship.
'It was after he and Kyle went on X Factor in 2014 that things went downhill. Josh got really arrogant and he was getting loads of attention from girls, who he was messaging behind my back, but he still sort of wanted me,' she said.
'The first time he lashed out at me was after a girl he had been messaging called me — he tried to wrestle the phone off me and hit me in the face, causing a nosebleed'.
Pictured left: Josh and his twin brother Kyle were put through to the live rounds of the show after Louis Walsh backed them- but new reports now claim Josh has 'disturbing anger issues'
According to Amelia they would repeatedly reunite and he would threaten her when she tried to leave him, and the attacks became 'so frequent' that police reportedly asked her to get a restraining order against the aspiring singer.
Amelia initially made the claims about Josh last week, telling how he was abusive to her over their four-year relationship.
She claimed she was left with black eyes and had to call police on six occasions.
Josh, who was due to appear on Saturday night's live X Factor show, has denied the allegations.
Ex: Amelia, who now lives in New York, has said she believes fame turned him into an 'arrogant and violent person'
Amelia told a friend: 'I was constantly lying about where my bruises had come from. The worst time was last year,' the Sun on Sunday reported.
'He came to my house and because my parents had new white carpets fitted I told him not to walk on them.
'He said the way that I spoke to him wasn't acceptable, knocked me over and kicked me in the face so hard that my nose broke. I heard it click out.'
Josh is alleged to have attacked Amelia at a New Year's party. X Factor bosses are now investigating the claims and that he sent threatening messages to her.
As the first live show of the series got underway in Wembley on Saturday, host Dermot O'Leary said: 'Sadly, due to circumstances, Brooks Way will not be appearing this evening.'
Turbulent? Known as 'Milly', it's thought she met Josh while they lived together in Penarth, Wales but says attacks became so frequent that police 'begged her' to get a restraining order
Police allowed Josh Brooks, whose parents battled heroin addiction, to walk free after Amelia refused to press charges to the alleged assault.
She now claims Josh 'forced her to lie' in a bid to cover up for the attack.
Known as 'Milly', it's thought she met Josh while they both lived in Penarth, Wales.
Amelia, who now lives in New York, has posed dozens of pouting selfies and snaps from nights outs on social media. According to her Facebook account she works for Hollister Co.
Josh said the former St Cyres school pupil was 'knocked' while he was in a fight with another male. Amelia was hurt when she intervened in the altercation, he said.
Hitting back: Josh said the former St Cyres school pupil was 'knocked' while he was in a fight
He and his twin brother Kyle were put through to the live rounds of the show after Louis Walsh backed them.
During the show the pair tweeted from their official account, saying: 'Such a shame we can't be there tonight ... hope everyone is enjoying the show.'
They followed up the tweet with a photo of them without a caption.
A show insider told the Daily Mirror: 'They're investigating serious allegations about Josh allegedly sending threatening messages to her.'
Another source said: 'They are not being replaced by another act - there will simply be 11 acts, not 12.
No charges: Detectives allowed Josh to walk free after Amelia refused to press charges over the alleged assault at a New Year Eve's party
'Show bosses have not axed them - they have been suspended while the show has a chance to investigate claims.'
The duo, who sang in a local church together as boys, are also said to have been removed from the X Factor finalists' house in North London and relocated to a hotel.
Before the shows at the weekend, a spokeswoman for the X Factor told MailOnline: 'As was said at the top of the show due to circumstances that have arisen Brooks Way won't be appearing tonight.
'This relates to information which has been given to the show today regarding one of the group. We won't be commenting further at this time.'
Josh (pictured with identical twin brother Kyle), 17, has been forced to confront allegations that he attacked his girlfriend at a New Year party
Close knit: Last year Kyle published this photo on his Instagram account of his mother and grandmother with the words: 'mum and nan, the most precious ladies in my life'
Josh was forced to confront allegations that he was arrested after hitting his girlfriend at a New Year's party.
The young Welshman responded to the story by claiming the incident at a party 10 months ago has been misinterpreted.
Issuing a statement on the matter, the singer told The Sun on Sunday: 'A fight broke out between me and another male at a party.
'Amelia, along with others, tried to break it up and she was accidentally knocked in the process. It was never my intention to hurt her or put her in danger and this situation is way out of my character.'
Josh and Kyle had been in the care of their grandmother Colettee, 61, since they were 18 months old.
Last month they revealed they had made up with their estranged mother and father, Samantha and Daniel Gibbs.
The father became a 'semi-professional thief' to fund their drugs habit and he had almost 60 offences to his name.
The boys, who also appeared on X Factor in 2014, have said they themselves were 'no goody two shoes' after Josh was found drunk in the street on one occasion and taken home by police.
Hitting back: Responding to the assault claims, the aspiring pop star made it clear that his girlfriend was 'knocked' in an altercation between himself and another male
Ambitious: The youngster said: 'It was never my intention to hurt her or put her in danger and this situation is way out of my character'
Controversially Louis (pictured with Octavio and Bradley, The Brooks and 5A) sent Four of Diamonds, Yes Lad, Skarl3t and duo Tom and Laura home
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