X Factor contestants 'face immediate boot if they break house rules including no sex or alcohol'

Natasha Sporn
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The X Factor contestants reportedly face a strict set of house rules this year – and will be kicked out for breaking them.

The fourteen acts left in the competition have all moved into a luxury pad together as they compete in the live shows, hoping to be crowned victorious later this year.

But sources claim that the acts are faced with strict rules, including a ban on sex and alcohol, with “no second chances” for any rule-breakers.

A source told The Sun Online: “The rules are very clear and there’ll be no boozy parties – in fact no parties of any kind.

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“Sex is also not allowed. The contestants are there to work – not to live it up like pop stars because they haven’t made it yet.

"They have all be warned that booze and sex is banned and it is one strike and you are out rule – no messing about, no second chances.”

Standard Online has contacted representatives for The X Factor for comment.

First out: Olatunji Yearwood was voted off (Dymond/Thames/Syco/REX)

On Sunday, Olatunji Yearwood and Armstrong Martins became the first two acts to leave the competition.

Yearwood, mentored by Ayda Field, was booted from the competition after receiving the least amount of public votes while Martins went up against Janice Robinson in the sing-off.

Despite Louis Tomlinson fighting for his act – admitting her would “sign him tomorrow” – Simon Cowell chose to send home Martins.

The X Factor continues Saturday at 8.35pm on ITV.