X Factor: Frankie Cocozza "Can't Face" Gary Barlow
The XF wild child reveals he hasn't replied to Gary's texts since his exit...
Speaking of Gary to Heat magazine, the 18-year old confessed: "He heard that the producers were speaking to me about something serious, and he texted and said 'Are you alright mate?' and I said 'No - I need to go, though'."
Frankie continued: "He said, 'Get your head down and get some rest.' And then I quit and didn't speak to him again. I just can't face it. He's texted, saying 'Give me a call, mate' but I feel so bad. I think I'll completely crack up if I talk to him."
Cocozza went on to reveal that he feels he has let Barlow down "so, so badly", adding that despite his mistakes, the rest of The X Factor finalists have also showed him support.
The wannabe rocker claimed: "They all keep texting me to see how I am. Because we are genuinely mates. Everyone really cars about each other. Even Kitty."
Cocozza added that the whole incident has definitely put him off drugs, stating: "It shouldn't take something like this to put me off taking drugs. Drugs are vile."