Frankie Cocozza, the self-described wannabe rockstar on The X Factor Uk, is being investigated by Ofcom for allegedly swearing on stage and glamorising alcohol consumption. The 19-year-old has been a constant source of controversy on this year's show, not least for making it to the final 7 despite his questionable vocal ability.
However, according to the UK's Guardian newspaper, Frankie's behaviour may well have caught up with him after Ofcom launched two separate investigations into the reality singing contest on Monday (7th October 2011). They relate to the singer's behaviour and portrayal, while a third case relates to mishandling of the show's competition after Itv received complaints about confusing answers. On 23rd October 2011, Cocozza was one of the favourites to be eliminated but shouted "F*cking get in there!" when he survived the public vote. The previous night, Cocozza was featured in a pre-performance clip showing him spending time partying in London - the show received 28 complaints, mainly accusing the singer of glamorising alcohol. Frankie again found himself in hot water after last night's show (6th November 2011), telling host Dermot O'Leary he had been to sleep for only half-an-hour after partying in Mayfair clubs the previous night. Despite a poorly received rendition of The Black Eyed Peas hit 'I Got A Feeling', Cocozza escaped the double elimination.
Bookmakers favourite The Risk were surprisingly given the boot, with Liverpool born Marcus Collins now being tipped as the likely winner.