Cowell, 50, had defended the controversial duo known as Jedward, and as a record 16.6million watched, Welsh singer Lucie Jones got the chop on November 8.
A massive 3,000 people complained to ITV, with thousands of fans blasting the 'outrageous' decision, and pledging to boycott the show, and a staggering 11,000 joined a Facebook group called Boycott The X Factor. The volume of angry comments on the show"s website was so great that bosses were forced to suspend the forum, and Cowell was on November 9 left reeling by the row.
“I"m going to get a lot of flak for my decision. I"ll be public enemy No 1," the Sun quoted him as saying. “People always like to disagree with me but I know this will be more controversial than usual. There will be people who are Lucie fans and think she should have been given a chance," he stated.
Some viewers have claimed he only saved the twins to make the show more entertaining. “There are a number of complaints which we"re looking into," an Ofcom spokesman stated.