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Dermot OLeary tries to save X Factor contestant who takes a tumble on stage

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Mandatory Credit: Photo by James Shaw/REX/Shutterstock (9764295o) Simon Cowell 'The X Factor' TV show launch, London, UK - 17 Jul 2018

One contestant takes a tumble in tonights episode (Picture: Rex Features)

Its a wild world out there and Dermot OLeary is on the front line.

X Factor tonight sees the dashing host respond to a mayday situation when a contestant, playing his guitar for one of the spots in Judges Houses in the Six Chairs Challenge, falls off the back of the stage.

Thats one way to get the panels attention!

20-year-old Tommy Ludford, was singing a ballad, Dipping Biscuits, for the judges, after talking about how life-changing it would be for the lad to land a chair.

STRICT EMBARGO - NO USE BEFORE 22:05 SATURDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2018. EDITORIAL USE ONLY - NO MERCHANDISING Mandatory Credit: Photo by Dymond/Thames/Syco/REX (9903309a) Robbie Williams, Ayda Williams, Louis Tomlinson and Simon Cowell during the performance of Olatunji Yearwood 'The X Factor' TV show, Series 15, Episode 9, UK - 29 Sep 2018

The judges have some big decisions to make (Picture: Rex Features)

He tells mentor Louis Tomlinson: If I dont do this today I go back to washing dishes in the kitchen so I need this.

However, during his soulful performance, he slips and appears to take a tumble off the back of the stage in the most dramatic of fashions.

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Superman Dermot swears as he leaps on stage to check on the contestant, sparking concern in the crowd and panic on the judges panel.

You scared the **** out of me when you fell, judge Ayda Williams tells the boy.

While Louis chimed in: Lad, you scared the living daylights out of me.

Im really glad youre ok because that was very scary.

That wasnt the only dramatic event to go down in tonights episode, as Robbie Williams moves to level with Simon Cowells method of scheming as he raids another category for talent.

Robbie, you diabolical.

The mighty Simon has already paired up contestants on this years show, and Williams has a similar idea, after finding some furious competition over the remaining chairs.

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The Girls and Overs are fully decided tonight, as Louis Tomlinson also judges who will join him for the next round.

The drama continues…

X Factor is on tonight 8pm on ITV.

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