Frankie Cocozza kicked off X Factor

X FACTOR wild child Frankie Cocozza has been kicked off X Factor

Hard-partying Frankie, 18, has grabbed headlines this year with his late-night boozing and sexual exploits.

The exact reason for his axe is not yet known but insiders said he had broken a “golden rule”.

He is thought to have infuriated X Factor bosses at the weekend by staying out partying all night.

Frankie’s behaviour is also being probed by TV regulator Ofcom.

He yelled: “F****** have it!” after getting through on October 23 — swearing before the 9pm watershed.

This afternoon Frankie issued a statement apologising to mentor Gary Barlow and all the fans who voted to keep him in the show.

He admitted things had got “out of control” and confessed to breaking competition rules.

He said: “I’d like to apologise to Gary, my fellow contestants and everyone who has voted for me, but, as of today, I will no longer be in The X Factor.

“My life during the show has gone out of control and my behaviour off stage has over-stepped the rules of the competition. I no longer deserve my place in the show, so I am therefore leaving.

“I would like to thank everyone who has supported me.”

Bosses on the show confirmed Frankie’s departure, and revealed he will be taking a break before continuing his career alone.

An X Factor spokesperson said: “Frankie is leaving the show today after breaking competition rules. He is going to take some time out before continuing his career as a singer. We wish him all the best for his future.”

A show source earlier revealed: “Frankie is devastated but he has broken a golden rule so producers had no option but to axe him.

“He had an extra boost from being kept in at the weekend when he thought he was going to go.

“But now his dream is officially over and he only has himself to blame.”

Ironically, he told Gary that he planned to QUIT last weekend if he landed in the bottom two of the public vote.