Move on, he lost, Rhydian’s mum tells fans
The mother of X-factor star Rhydian Roberts has advised to fans to move on from the controversy surrounding the result of Saturday’s final.
Barely a minute had passed after Leon Jackson was crowned as this year’s winner when supporters of the bleached-blond Welshman began to voice their concerns over the fairness of the voting system.
Broadcaster ITV has already received in excess of 700 calls from viewers claiming that they were unable to get through to register their vote for Rhydian and, with just one per cent ultimately separating the final two acts, they claim that this could have cost their favourite the title.
“The whole final stinks,” one viewer wrote on an internet message board.
“Whilst I would not go as far to say it was fixed, I do not believe that the results were representative of the audience.”
However, X Factor judge Louis Walsh has been quick to dismiss claims that the result was fixed, stating: “As far as I am aware, of the 7 million plus people who voted, Leon won by a margin of around 10 per cent which is pretty clear as far as I’m concerned.”