Kelly Rowland didn't know Frankie Cocozza had left The X Factor

The moment Kelly Rowland was told Frankie Cocozza had been booted out of The X Factor has been caught on camera.

The Destiny’s Child star was in interviews all day and was therefore unaware the 18-year old had left the show for breaking competition rules – until a journalist told her.

‘What?’ Kelly, 30, asks on the footage as she stares in amazement, before putting her hand in front of her face.

‘Poor guy,’ she continues in disbelief.

Frankie, who made no secret of his party lifestyle and love of pulling women during his time on the show, released a statement to announce his departure yesterday.

‘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,’ said Frankie.

‘My life during the show has gone out of control and my behaviour off stage over-stepped the rules of the competition.

‘I no longer deserve my place in the show, so I am leaving.

‘I would like to thank everyone who has supported me.’

WATCH Kelly Rowland‘s reaction to the news Frankie Cocozza had left The X Factor

 

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