'X Factor thug left me black and blue': Pop duo Brooks Way are booted off live show after singer Josh's ex-girlfriend says he 'kicked her in the face and broke her nose'
- The 17-year-old is alleged to have attacked his girlfriend Amelia Clarke
- Josh, who is in Brooks Way with twin Kyle, was due to perform on X Factor
- But Dermot O'Leary told fans they would not be appearing on the show
- The performer, from Penarth, Wales, strenuously denies the assault claim
- Amelia, 18, claims she was left 'black and blue' during their relationship
X Factor singer Josh Brooks was suspended from the live show after allegations he attacked his former girlfriend and broke her nose.
Amelia Clarke alleged the 17-year-old, who is part of Brooks Way with twin Kyle, was abusive to her over their four-year relationship.
The 18-year-old claimed she was left with black eyes and had to call police on six occasions.
Josh, who was due to appear on Saturday night's live X Factor show, has strenuously denied the allegations.
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The 17-year-old is alleged to have attacked his girlfriend Amelia Clarke (pictured) at a New Year's party, something the hopeful has strenuously denied
Amelia, who now lives in New York, has posed dozens of pouting selfies and snaps from nights outs on social media
Josh and his twin brother Kyle were put through to the live rounds of the show after Louis Walsh backed them
Amelia told a friend: 'I was constantly lying about where my bruises had come from. The worst time was last year,' the Sun on Sunday reported.
'He came to my house and because my parents had new white carpets fitted I told him not to walk on them.
'He said the way that I spoke to him wasn't acceptable, knocked me over and kicked me in the face so hard that my nose broke. I heard it click out.'
Josh is alleged to have attacked Amelia at a New Year's party. X Factor bosses are now investigating the claims and that he sent threatening messages to her.
As the first live show of the series got underway in Wembley on Saturday, host Dermot O'Leary said: 'Sadly, due to circumstances, Brooks Way will not be appearing this evening.'
Known as 'Milly', it's thought she met Josh while they lived together in Penarth, Wales
Josh said the former St Cyres school pupil was 'knocked' while he was in a fight
Twin singers Josh and Kyle Brooks, aka Brooks Way, have been dropped from Saturday night's X Factor live show
Police allowed Josh Brooks, whose parents battled heroin addiction, to walk free after Amelia refused to press charges to the alleged assault.
She now claims Josh 'forced her to lie' in a bid to cover up for the attack.
Known as 'Milly', it's thought she met Josh while they both lived in Penarth, Wales.
Amelia, who now lives in New York, has posed dozens of pouting selfies and snaps from nights outs on social media. According to her Facebook account she works for Hollister Co.
Josh said the former St Cyres school pupil was 'knocked' while he was in a fight with another male. Amelia was hurt when she intervened in the altercation, he said.
He and his twin brother Kyle were put through to the live rounds of the show after Louis Walsh backed them.
During the show the pair tweeted from their official account, saying: 'Such a shame we can't be there tonight ... hope everyone is enjoying the show.'
They followed up the tweet with a photo of them without a caption.
A show insider told the Daily Mirror: 'They're investigating serious allegations about Josh allegedly sending threatening messages to her.'
Another source said: 'They are not being replaced by another act - there will simply be 11 acts, not 12.
Detectives allowed Josh to walk free after Amelia refused to press charges over the alleged assault at a New Year Eve's party
'Show bosses have not axed them - they have been suspended while the show has a chance to investigate claims.'
The duo, who sang in a local church together as boys, are also said to have been removed from the X Factor finalists' house in North London and relocated to a hotel.
A spokeswoman for the X Factor told MailOnline: 'As was said at the top of the show due to circumstances that have arisen Brooks Way won't be appearing tonight.
'This relates to information which has been given to the show today regarding one of the group. We won't be commenting further at this time.'
Josh (pictured with identical twin brother Kyle), 17, has been forced to confront allegations that he attacked his girlfriend at a New Year party
Last year Kyle published this photo on his Instagram account of his mother and grandmother with the words: 'mum and nan, the most precious ladies in my life'
Josh was forced to confront allegations that he was arrested after hitting his girlfriend at a New Year's party.
The young Welshman responded to the story by claiming the incident at a party 10 months ago has been misinterpreted.
Issuing a statement on the matter, the singer told The Sun on Sunday: 'A fight broke out between me and another male at a party.
'Amelia, along with others, tried to break it up and she was accidentally knocked in the process. It was never my intention to hurt her or put her in danger and this situation is way out of my character.'
Josh and Kyle had been in the care of their grandmother Colettee, 61, since they were 18 months old.
Last month they revealed they had made up with their estranged mother and father, Samantha and Daniel Gibbs.
The father became a 'semi-professional thief' to fund their drugs habit and he had almost 60 offences to his name.
The boys, who also appeared on X Factor in 2014, have said they themselves were 'no goody two shoes' after Josh was found drunk in the street on one occasion and taken home by police.
Responding to the assault claims, the aspiring pop star made it clear that his girlfriend was 'knocked' in an altercation between himself and another male
The youngster said: 'It was never my intention to hurt her or put her in danger and this situation is way out of my character'
Controversially Louis (pictured with Octavio and Bradley, The Brooks and 5A) sent Four of Diamonds, Yes Lad, Skarl3t and duo Tom and Laura home
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