X Factor boyband Rough Copy have been forced to exit the competition early after visa issues meant they could not leave the UK to compete in the Judges Houses stage of the show.
The lively group, who impressed judges and fans with their energetic performances, made it through to the penultimate stage of the competition but were unable to travel to Las Vegas, where mentor Louis Walsh was holding his final round of auditions.
Speaking to The Mirror about their unfortunate circumstances, Kazeem Ajobe of the group said: 'We were having such a great time. Hopefully, if everything is OK with my visa, we can apply again next year.'
Rough Copy will be replaced at Judges Houses by two bands, bringing the number of acts in the runing for a place in the live shows at 25. Times Red and GMD3 are the groups who travelled to Las Vegas to try impress Louis Walsh in place of Rough Copy.
Viewers will be able to see all of the judges houses auditions this weekend (Sept 29,30) before the X Factor live shows start the week after.