'Stay away from Rylan': Gary Barlow and Tulisa 'ban their X Factor contestants from mixing with controversial singer'
11:43 GMT, 20 October 2012
As the battle between Rylan Clark and Gary Barlow rages on, the X Factor judge has used all of his power to alienate the pop wannabe.
Gary has told his remaining acts to stay away from Rylan, and Tulisa has followed suit too.
Both judges have held meetings with their contestants warning them not to get too close to the controversial Rylan.
Calling the shots: Gary Barlow and Tulisa have told their acts to keep away from Rylan Clark if they want to win the X Factor
Gary, 41, told Kye Sones and Christopher Maloney that if they want to have any chance of winning the competition they should steer clear of the tanned singer.
According to the Daily Mirror, the Take That star said: 'He shouldn’t be here, you’ll ruin your chances if you’re not careful.'
Tulisa was even more stern with her acts after learning that Lucy Spraggan, who she mentors, was out on the town with Clark getting drunk.
Bad influence: Ryland Lucy, pictured earlier this week, have been kicked out of the posh Corinthia Hotel London for lewd behaviour
Going strong: Ella Henderson is mentored by Tulisa and has been doing well so far on the show
The N-Dubz band member pulled no punches with Lucy and a source told the newspaper: 'Tulisa was disappointed with Lucy – she had her down as a serious musician and a real competitor for this year’s title but now she thinks she’s just here for a laugh.
'They really embarrassed themselves. Photos of them rolling around drunk in the street appeared and it really brings the show into disrepute.'
The judge accused Lucy of not taking her opportunity seriously and is worried her association with Rylan will affect her votes.
An source from X Factor told MailOnline: 'All acts have been warned to concentrate on the competition.'
Young love: District 3 get mobbed by fans as they arrive back at the Corinthia Hotel London
On Sunday night the pair caused havoc after they allegedly attacked staff and disturbed fellow guests at the Corinthia Hotel London.
They then paid the price for their shameful behaviour as they were ejected from their luxury accommodation and moved somewhere cheaper.
Lucy was keen to play down the disciplinary action and tweeted: 'Me and @RylanClark are partaking in a small vacation from the hotel for a few days. Our most sincere apologies for our #beerfear behaviour.'
Star attraction: Mickey, of Union J, was surrounded by girls after fans waited in the rain for a glimpse of the singer