The X Factor choreographer Brian Friedman blames judge Louis Walsh for Saturday’s farewell to Bad Lashes.

Brian described the public’s decision to send the girl group packing as ‘bull***t’, saying they had the wrong song, Roxette’s It Must Have Been Love.

He said: “It was Louis’ fault, 100 per cent. I think Bad Lashes had amazing potential. Louis ruined their song. It wasn’t the right song for them – those girls are indie/rock style just like Cheryl said. They should have sung a song more like Wonderwall for their first song and I believe they wouldn’t have been voted in the bottom.”

Brian urged viewers to use their vote carefully. “I expect the weakest performances to be the ones to go home,” he stormed. “I want everyone to start voting based on talent.

“The sympathy vote plays a big part. One of the worst acts last week was Scott and Simon Cowell (his mentor) played it very well. We had a lot of ‘boo hoo’ voting going on.”

Brian revealed his favourite act in The X Factor is Laura and brands Daniel as ‘the weakest link'”.

The choreographer also gave the new X Factor judging panel his seal of approval. “The new dynamic is playing over really well. I love Sharon Osbourne and I’m a huge fans of hers, so I’m sad she’s not there, but Cheryl is doing a really good job on the show – she has poignant things to say and she’s mentoring her acts in a great way.”