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  • 7 July 2014, 9:14

X Factor Contestant Dropped Over Rape Claim

The X Factor has dropped one of its contestants after it emerged he had been quizzed as part of an investigation into an alleged rape.

The man in his 20s was reportedly out on bail at the time of the audition and was able to progress to the next round.

It has since come to light that the man, who has not been named, failed to disclose the allegations to programme bosses.

All contestants are required to state whether they have any convictions, have been arrested or have charges pending.

He is believed to have gone to police voluntarily and has not been charged.

He denies any wrongdoing.

The man tried out for the show last month in front of panellists Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Mel B and Louis Walsh.

The ITV programme has decided not to air the pop hopeful's audition.

The new series is due to be aired later this summer.

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