Sam Black will return to The X Factor 2017 at Judges’ Houses to replace Anthony Russell, it has been reported.
Yesterday viewers saw the conclusion of the Six Chair Challenge with Louis Walsh selecting his final six boys for Judges’ Houses. Anthony was selected for the next round, but he won’t be going. Earlier, it was revealed that he had withdrew from the show for personal reasons.
“Earlier this month, due to personal reasons, Anthony withdrew from the show,” an X Factor spokesperson said. “We are sad to see him go and wish him all the best for the future.”
Now its being reported that show bosses are bringing back Sam Black.
Black did not make the Six Chair Challenge and was eliminated by the judges at the Bootcamp stage of the competition. The singer proposed to his girlfriend on stage following his elimination.
The Boys’ mentor Louis Walsh told The Sun: We missed a trick not putting him through at Boot Camp. He has that retro Sixties style viewers will love.”
The X Factor continues next weekend with Judges’ Houses portion of the competition on ITV.