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Simon Cowell Apologises After Making Inappropriate 'Xtra Factor' Joke

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Simon Cowell Apologises After Making Inappropriate 'Xtra Factor' Joke

Simon Cowell apologised after making an insensitive joke to Xtra Factor presenter Rylan Clark-Neal on live TV this weekend.

Saturday's live show saw judges choosing which fan question to answer from behind a set of front doors and, as the questioning started, Rylan said: "I love a front door." Simon said in reply: "I thought you liked a back door."

There were gasps from the audience and it seemed as though Simon regretted it as soon as he said it.

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He turned away from the camera and said: "I shouldn't have said that." No, Simon, you shouldn't. He added: "Sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry, sorry."

Rylan didn't seem too put out by the joke and quickly shot back: "Oh, Simon! Shall I show you how much? He then said: "It's alright; I'll get over it."

Naturally, people took to Twitter to blast Simon for his homophobic comment.

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The outpouring on social media led to Rylan posting his own opinion on the joke.

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It wasn't just Simon who caused controversy on the show this weekend. Viewers called out Little Mix for dressing like 'strippers' and 'looking like 'prostitutes' when they performed. Harsh.

The X Factor will be back next week on ITV at 8pm and we'll be watching to see what happens this time.

Credit: ITV

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Featured image credit: ITV2

Topics: Simon Cowell, x factor

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