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Singer now an ex-Factor contestant
Josh Brookes - now an ex-Factor

Popular reality TV music show The X-Factor last night faced a tidal wave of anger from fans after booting West Australian candidate Josh Brookes off the show for alleged "inappropriate" behaviour on social media.

"During an out of hours social media session Josh behaved in an inappropriate manner that put him in breach of his responsibilities to the program," a statement from Channel 7 said.

Program producers FremantleMedia Australia and Channel 7 then made the decision to remove the 20-year-old Merriwa singer from the competition.

It is believed the singer got into trouble for an online video posted on You Tube with fellow contestant Adil Memon, asking women to post seductive pictures. Memon was voted off the show this week.