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Sharon Osbourne has reportedly fallen out with Louis Walsh over his decision to send Shelley Smith home on Sunday night’s X Factor results show.

Viewers saw the judge begging Louis to keep Shelley over Kingsland Road on the show, only for him to side with the other judges and keep the boyband in the competition.

And the tension between the pair was apparent on ITV2’s X Factor spin-off show The Xtra Factor, when Sharon refused to sit next to Louis.

“I am gutted, I am absolutely gutted,” she explained. “I really am. I can’t put it into words.”

She added: “I am gutted about what Louis said. We have fallen out. I have always had his back and he’s just betrayed me. I said I would do anything.”

Louis, meanwhile, attempted to defend his actions, saying: “Shelley was amazing and she is such a gracious performer.”

He added: “I think she should go to the West End and perform but I had to go with my heart and I think Kingsland Road have so much more to offer.”

Shelley lost out after being in the sing-off for the second consecutive week.

Her departure follows that of fellow over 25 competitor Lorna Simpson – leaving Sharon with just one finalist, Sam Bailey, remaining in the competition.