X Factor’s Caroline Flack addresses rumours Olly Murs will be sacked: ‘He’s gutted’

Will Olly Murs be sacked from The X Factor 2015? Here’s what co-presenter Caroline Flack has to say about it

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by Kayleigh Dray |
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As X Factor 2015 viewers will already be painfully aware, Olly Murs made a MAJOR slip up over the weekend.

Yup, we’re talking about the moment he announced the deadlock results before being handed the top secret’ envelope.

Following an intense sing-off between contestants Monica Michael and Anton Stephans, the X Factor judges failed to come to a decision on who should stay in the show.

As a result, the vote then went to ‘deadlock’ meaning that the public had the final say.

But before revealing that the vote had gone to deadlock, Olly shocked fans by announcing that singer Monica Michael was leaving the competition.

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Everyone makes mistakes, and it was clear that Olly had heard the result in his earpiece too soon - but viewers immediately began calling for himto be fired from the show.

One tweeted: "Beginning of the end of Olly Murs career tonight ... Oops."

Another added: "The next person leaving xfactor is Olly Murs. Deadlock."

The gaffe led some people to accuse the show of being a ‘fix’ - and plenty called for the return of Dermot O’Leary.

But will Simon Cowell REALLY fire Olly Murs?

Not according to Caroline Flack, he won’t! Olly’s co-presenter said firmly to OK! Online: “He’s not going to be sacked! He made a mistake.”

Adding that their boss is a LOT more understanding than people give him credit for, she said: “I think Simon [Cowell] is a lot more real than that. Simon was great.”

When asked how Olly was feeling about it all, Caroline said: "You know, Olly was gutted.

“There's no blame game, no nothing.

“But bless him, I did feel for him."

Do you think Olly Murs deserves a second chance?

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