MK1 becomes first group to be voted off the X Factor

MK1 have become the first group to leave the X Factor after the judges' vote went to deadlock.

Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos voted to save the duo. But Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger saved Kye Sones who is in Barlow's over-28 category.

The moment MK1 found out their X Factor journey was over
The moment MK1 found out their X Factor journey was over Credit: Syco/Thames Talkback/ITV1

Dermot O'Leary revealed the public vote which meant the urban band - 19-year-old Charlie and 24-year-old Sim were had to leave the show last night.

Both Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh were quick to save their own acts, and the Take That frontman will be relieved not to lose a third act in as many weeks.

Dermot O'Leary reveals the public vote
Dermot O'Leary reveals the public vote Credit: Syco/Thames Talkback/ITV1

This was the first results night since the live shows started that Gary Barlow has not waved goodbye to one of his acts.

Instead, it was left to Louis Walsh was left to commiserate with MK1 on stage. He said he was hopeful they will succeed regardless, even calling on X Factor supremo Simon Cowell to lend a hand:

We are genuinely good friends. I want them to get a record deal. Someone out there? Simon?

MK1 was originally a three-piece band as Charlie and Sim's friend Will was with them on stage, but he left when the judges said they would only put the act through as a duo.

The pair say their motto is "delivering the underground to the overground".