Caroline Flack Defends Herself After X Factor Mishap

This weekend’s X Factor final has been a pretty hot topic. 

Caroline Flack and Olly Murs became the subject of more criticism, as they bore the brunt of a technical issue during this weekend’s live show. 

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The 36-year-old was forced to address the situation on Twitter, taking to the social media to defend herself and her co-host.


She tweeted simply: ‘Not our fault . Technical issue. Get your facts right’.

The presenter also followed up, ‘It’s the fun bits of live TV . It was a great show and we loved it xxxxxx’

As the pair geared the audience up for a recap of the night’s performances, along with details of how to vote for their winner, the footage and the audio didn’t match up.

The video showed clips of the finalists, but the audio that accompanied it was actually from Rita Ora and Louisa Johnson’s performance from earlier in the show. Awkward.

We really felt for Caroline and Olly, as they worked to keep the live show flowing, despite the technical blunder.


As the audio cut out, Caroline could be overheard saying: ‘That’s a mistake.’

The audience were booing, but Caroline tried to take control of the situation, and could be heard asking, ‘Are we going to go into…?’

Once the cameras cut back to the arena, she told the audience: ‘We have to apologise to viewers, we went to the wrong VT but here we go. Let’s have a look at the evening so far.’ 

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Many users took to Twitter to comment.

One user wrote: ‘would not be surprised if Olly and Caroline announced the wrong winner tomorrow night or something…’ Yikes. 

The X Factor issued a statement via their official Twitter feed, apologising for the gaffe and congratulating their presenting duo on a job well done.

It read: ‘A big SORRY from the #XFactor team for the technical glitch last night. Well done @ollyofficial & @carolineflack1 for handling it so well.’

Many viewers jumped to their defense, with one responding to X Facor’s tweet, saying: THANKYOU for saying this! Olly and Caroline are AMAZING! PLEASE bring them back next year!’