Over the weekend, viewers watched as 17-year-old Louisa Johnson was crowned this year's X Factor winner and while her fellow live show hopefuls were there to cheer her on, Mason was putting his feet up at home.
Shunning the final, Mason had cryptically tweeted he 'stands for what he believes in' and wasn't present when the finalists sang their rendition of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' track 'Downtown'. Now, he has spoken out on his no show, claiming he isn't fussed about not being there.
Speaking to The Daily Star, Mason revealed he couldn't attend due to confusion between his management and the show. However, tuning in at home, Mason admitted he wasn't too bothered that he hadn't been there.
"I turned out I couldn't get there," he explained. "But when I saw the show I wasn't too fussed if I'm honest."
He cheekily added: "Did you see the show? I don't think I missed out. I did watch it though just at home with my feet up."
Mason did admit his mentor Nick Grimshaw had been disappointed he hadn't made it. Looking forward to a reunion, Grimmy had text Mason to tell him he was missing him at the final.
He and Mason have kept in touch with each other following the singer's exit in week four, with Mason revealing they talk all the time.
Mason was known for being this year's controversial contestant, following his outburst during the Six Chair Challenge stage of the competition.
Following his audition, Mason had complained about the amount of airtime he had got, claiming he was better than those that had been shown more onscreen. His comments led Simon Cowell to call him a "complete ar*ehole", before telling Mason if he didn't like it he should leave.
Throwing his mic down onto the stage, Mason then stormed out and viewers thought he had ruined his chances on The X Factor, until he was shockingly brought back for Judges' Houses.
Tom Bleasby, one of Nick's original choices at that stage had quit and Mason was brought back in his place. He then went on to finish seventh on the show.
Since his exit, though, Mason has continued to hit headlines. He said he was "relieved" to have gone from The X Factor and recently angered One Direction fans, after making a jibe at Liam Payne.
Speaking about Liam recently, Mason had said: "One of the highlights of my experience, meeting one of Harry Styles backing singers @onedirection #XfactorFinal #onedirection."
Despite his comments being tongue-in-cheek, 1D's legions of fans still took offence and Mason came under harsh criticism.
One fan hit back: "Trash, no wonder you didn't win." While another said: "He literally just made the biggest mistake of his life."
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