X Factor hopeful Ashley Baptiste shocked his fellow boy band members and judge Tulisa when he announced that he was leaving his group, The Risk, on Thursday.

According to the Sunday Mirror, the 22-year-old quit the show because of his religious beliefs. Apparently Baptiste had qualms about the show’s Halloween theme this weekend which we must say, apart from Misha B, Kitty and Little Mix, was rather appalling. So perhaps Baptiste done himself a favour by leaving the group before he embarrassed himself.

But could this be another big fat lie like the Kelly Rowland throat infection story? Is there something X Factor bosses aren’t telling us?

What do you think?