X Factor: Simon Cowell chooses Jack Walton as Mel B's wildcard?

Published Friday, Oct 10 2014, 13:50 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor judge Mel B has seemingly revealed her wildcard act is 18-year-old singer Jack Walton.

On Saturday, 16 acts will go head-to-head in the live shows. Viewers have already been introduced to 12 acts, but this weekend we will also find out who the chosen four wildcards are.

X Factor's Mel B on Good Morning Britain (9 October).

© ITV / Good Morning Britain

Mel said she was "so happy" with the wildcard Simon had chosen for her.

To choose the wildcards, each judge has picked a returning act for another judge, and Simon had the responsibility of picking Mel's.

Although it's supposed to be kept top secret, it seems Scary Spice couldn't quite help herself, as she let slip during an interview on Good Morning Britain that her wildcard act is from her hometown of Leeds!

Mel said: "I'm so happy with mine. Simon chose mine. I can't tell you who it is, but he's from my hometown!"

Mel quickly burst out laughing with interviewer Richard Arnold, and her X Factor finalists Andrea Faustini, Paul Akister and Jake Quickenden began to laugh once they realised what she had said.

X Factor's Jack Walton auditions for Mel B at Judges' Houses - 30 Sep 2014

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Is Jack Walton Mel B's wildcard?

Richard later said: "Spoiler alert! It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work that one out!"

Of course, viewers will remember that Mel was fond of guitar-playing singer Jack from his first room audition.

Jack told the judges he was from Leeds, in West Yorkshire, before explaining to Mel that he lived in Castleford.

Mel took Jack through to the Judges' Houses stage of the competition, but he didn't make her final three, as she chose to take Andrea, Paul and Jake through to the live shows.

X Factor's Mel B and her boys on Good Morning Britain - 10 October.

© ITV / Good Morning Britain

Richard, Mel and the boys laugh out loud after hearing what she said.

Delivering the bad news, Mel told Jack at the time: "This is so hard because I know what's going to be expected of the people I put through. This is the toughest decision I've had to make."

But with each judge being given the responsibility of a choosing a wildcard act, has Simon's decision meant Jack will be joining the boys for the live shows?!

Earlier this week, it was also rumoured that boyband Overload had been chosen to join Louis' groups, while 20-year-old Lola Saunders was rumoured to be joining Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's girls' category.

X Factor 2014: which judge has the strongest category this year?
Simon Cowell - The Overs are amazing!40.47%
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - Nothing beats a bit of Girl power!22.21%
Louis Walsh - This year is all about The Groups!11.44%
Mel B - Come on Boys, you can do this!25.88%

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