16-year-old Ella Henderson became the latest person to be voted off The X Factor last night after finding herself in the bottom two in the public vote.

The teenager, who had been a strong favourite in the competition, found herself in the bottom two with another favourite James Arthur. Both singers received two votes each from the judges and the decision went to deadlock with Ella losing out.

Her mentor on the show, Tulisa Contostavlos, was emotional about the decision saying her exit was "absolutely ridiculous."

Controversial contestant Rylan Clark went safely through again last night with the crowd booing when it was revealed that Henderson and Arthur were in the bottom two.

Host Dermot O’Leary described the situation as "One of the biggest shocks we've ever had on the results show" while judge Louis Walsh said "I'm in shock. I thought these were two finalists."

Henderson who sang Daniel Bedingfield’s If You’re Not The One said she had really loved her time on the show while Contostavlos said "This is ridiculous. It's ridiculous. People did not vote. People thought she was safe."