The X Factor contestant, Josh Brookes, has been disqualified from the program effective immediately.
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.
After a careful review of the incident, FremantleMedia Australia, producers of the program, together with Channel Seven made a joint decision to remove him from the competition.
Josh will return home to Perth.
An announcement on the new contestant will be made in the coming days.