Mason Noise to replace Leeds singer on X Factor

Tom Bleasby Credit: Syco/Thames TV
Tom Bleasby Credit: Syco/Thames TV
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Controversial X Factor contestant Mason Noise is coming back to the show as a replacement for Leeds singer Tom Bleasby who quit the contest earlier in the week for personal reasons.

Noise was branded “a complete a*******” by judge Simon Cowell during his audition, after he threw a strop over the length of his audition slot.

Cowell ended up telling him he was “five seconds away from getting thrown off this stage”, and then did just that.

In an official statement the X Factor’s Nick Grimshaw explained his decision to bring Noise back, saying: “After Tom decided to leave the show, Mason was the person I wanted to bring back.

“Yes he was difficult at the six chair challenge, but people with an artistic temperament can be difficult.

“He’s talented and in previous auditions excited us judges. Sometimes a challenge is interesting.”

He will join Grimshaw at the judge’s houses stage along with the other boys in Grimshaw’s category: Ben Clark, Che Chesterman, Josh Daniel, Seann Miley Moore and Simon Lynch.

Bleasby explained his reasons for leaving the show on the official X Factor website at

“It was a tough decision, I think I really discovered it at the six chair challenge,” he said.

“I just don’t know if I felt vocally ready to take on the competition and the pressure.”

He added: “I’m quite a relatively new singer, back in March, I was singing in my bedroom, so I’ve never took to live performing very well.

“I’m still discovering myself and in the competition, there are some amazing singers and I feel like I need more time to get better myself, as I don’t feel like I’m strong enough.”

Bleasby continued: “Moving forward, without being 100 per cent, would have been selfish on my part because I would have stopped someone else who was at 100 per cent vocally from going further in the competition.

“Hopefully given time, I could get there with more time to grow artistically and vocally.”