The new and not as sexy as previous judges Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland got a shock on Wednesday when a man flashed them at a special launch screening of the new ITV X Factor television series at the O2 in London. Fellow X Factor judges Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh were also on stage when the man decided he would expose himself to the team. Maybe he thought getting his little friend out he would encourage the female stars of the TV show to get naked with him, but more likely he’s just a bit crazy like most of the weird X Factor contestants!
The X Factor flashing incident took place at the O2 in front of an audience of 700 people that had won tickets to watch an advanced screening of the new look show. Around 200,000 people had applied to be in the audience to see judges Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh introduced the first episode, which will be on our television screens tomorrow on ITV1.
A witness to the X Factor flashing apparently told the Sun newspaper: “It was disgusting. No one could believe their eyes. Thankfully, because the lights weren’t on the judges, people couldn’t see the expression of horror on their faces. But it wasn’t dark enough to stop security from seeing the reprobate and they wrenched him from his seat before he could even do up his flies.”
Other than the flasher and the new generation of X Factor judges (except Louis Walsh who must have thought the flasher was an early Christmas present) the red carpet event at the O2 was attended by the ever cool host Dermot O’Leary and new ITV2 Xtra Factor presenters Caroline Flack and Olly Murs.
The X Factor flasher was apparently a man in his twenties and from London although no one has named him, well not yet anyway. The police were called after security guards threw him out of the Cineworld cinema hosting the X Factor event and he was questions but not charged. If someone has a video or pictures of this or just the X Factor launch event please send them to the cheap televisions blog team lol!