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Four of Diamonds replace Brooks Way on The X Factor

Louis Walsh is hoping to make it to the final of The X Factor after bringing back girl group Four of Diamonds.

Girl group Four of Diamonds have been drafted in to replace Brooks Way on The X Factor.

The four-piece band had impressed judge Louis Walsh at the Judges' Houses round of the competition, but the music mogul caused controversy when he put eccentric duo Bratavio through instead.

Bratavio were the first kicked off the talent show last weekend (09Oct16), and now Four of Diamonds have been given a second chance after brothers Brooks Way were kicked off the programme following domestic violence allegations against singer Josh.

"I was really impressed with the girls at Judges' Houses but only had three spots to fill for the Live Shows," Louis said of Four of Diamonds' comeback. "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."

The group, Caroline, Lauren, Yasmin and Sophia, added in a statement: "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."

Brooks Way were told by The X Factor bosses they wouldn't be able to compete on Saturday night's first live final after claims emerged that Josh, 17, had beaten up his ex-girlfriend Amelia Clarke and broken her nose.

Rylan Clark-Neal then confirmed during an appearance on This Morning on Monday (10Oct16) that Brooks Way were going to be replaced.

"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," he said. "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."

Josh has denied the claims, labelling them "false allegations" in a message on Twitter.

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