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Anton Stephans leaves X Factor

Anton Stephans leaves X Factor

Anton Stephans has left the 'X Factor.

The 45-year-old hopeful was voted off the ITV show tonight (22.11.15) after judges Nick Grimshaw, Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini chose to save rival Ché Chesterman.

Speaking after the result was announced, he said: "I just wanna thank everyone at home who has voted. Thank you ladies [Cheryl and Rita]. Thank you also Nick and of course, to my mentor, thank you. I've had the time of my life; this is the most wonderful experience.

"Lots of people say, 'You're going to see me again.' But I'm sure you guys will. See you all soon and thank you."

Anton's departure means mentor Simon Cowell is now left with no acts on the show.

Meanwhile, it is the second eviction of the weekend after hopeful Mason Noise was sent home on last night's (21.11.15) show.

Speaking after his exit, he said: "I've loved it. Thank you to everyone who voted and thank you to everyone who didn't vote as well because I'm going to do my thing now and I'm going to meet my fans. I'm happy and I'm ready to go meet my fans."

Whilst Nick added: "Mason is such a joy to work with and I'm gutted that he's going because I won't get to work with him every day. He's such a great visionary and has so many good ideas."