One of this year’s X Factor finalists, Paije Richardson, has pulled out of this week’s singing rehearsals after hearing that his gran had died.

The 19-year-old reportedly broke down in tears when he recieved the news and immediately left to be with his family.

According to The Sun, Paige told producers of the ITV1 show: “I’ve got to go, I’m really sorry.”

The shocking news may rule Paije out of this weekend’s live show and possibly out of the competition all together.

A show source said: “Paije was devastated but he’s such a lovely lad he kept saying he was sorry and that he had to go. We just said, ‘Of course you have to go’, and made arrangements for him to be with his relatives.

“It all happened so quickly. All we know is that he was very upset and needed to be at home.”