Around 70 X Factor hopefuls have reportedly been reprimanded by show bosses after going on a seven-hour drinking and partying session in Liverpool.

According to The Sun the acts, who were celebrating the end of boot camp filming in Liverpool, ran into trouble after they were seen over-indulging on shots, dancing and in some instances getting intimate with each other.

And the paper reports that several of them were ultimately thrown out of the bar of the Holiday Inn Express, where they had been staying while filming.

Now those involved are said to have been warned by producers to improve their behaviour or risk being dropped from the show.

“There had been some long days filming and they obviously wanted to let their hair down, particularly as some of them would be going home after Boot Camp,” a source told the paper.

“But when producers found out, they said it was not on – and told them they had to buck up their ideas.”

The show ran into similar trouble last year due to some of the antics of Frankie Cocozza – who hit the headlines with his drinking and partying.

The teenager – who went on to appear on Celebrity Big Brother – was later axed from the show over allegations he had taken drugs.

Meanwhile, Tulisa Contostavlos has dismissed allegations that she and fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger were not getting along, despite reports that Gary Barlow had had to change his seat on the panel so that the two of them were not sitting next to each other.

The N-Dubz singer refuted the press reports on her Twitter page, saying, “Just coz we r different doesnt mean we dont like each other!n if we didnt..believe me,Id let u know.”