Mogul Simon Cowell's fury at 'horror' X Factor contestant
TV mogul Simon Cowell slammed 22-year-old hopeful Ryan Ruckledge as "a horror of a human being" as the first episode of The X Factor's boot camp stage got under way at a country house in Hertfordshire.
The under-rehearsed and off-key Blackpool auditionee had taken advantage of the free bar the night before.
Cowell told him: "You let yourself down, you made yourself look like a complete and utter idiot.
"I'm not interested in your attitude, your terrible voice and the fact that you decided getting drunk was more important than working with this lot."
As the young man left, Cowell added: "What a horror of a human being."