Joe Waller quits The X Factor: It's not the 'best thing' for my career

The X Factor (opens in new tab) contestant Joe Waller revealed he has quit the show – after deciding it wasn’t the 'best thing' for his career.

On Sunday night’s episode of the ITV talent show, the 23-year-old primary school teacher from Hampshire got four nods from judges. But the singer will not be appearing at Boot Camp.

According to The Mirror, on Sunday he posted online to tell his followers: “So mid week I received a completely random email from the X Factor Team. Although I made the choice to not continue in the programme because I felt it was the best thing for my career at the time, they have decided to air my audition.

Joe Waller during the audition stage for The X Factor (SYCO/Thames TV)

Joe Waller during the audition stage for The X Factor (SYCO/Thames TV)


“SO I PROMISE I DIDN’T LIE ABOUT ANYTHING… But they have chosen to air my audition even though I chose to leave.”

Joe’s post ends: “So come 8pm tonight I will be on The Xfactor… tune in because it will be interesting either way.”

On Sunday night’s show, Rita Ora flirted with Joe after he took to the stage to sing a song he’d composed, Stay.

“Thank you for making my eyes light up,” she said, while Simon Cowell joked: “Oh god, not again.”


Despite quitting the ITV talent show, Joe seems to be looking on the bright side about new fans of his music.

This morning he posted on his Facebook page: “So last night was a crazy. But it’s an amazing feeling to have all these new people that I can share my music with.”

So last night was a crazy. But it’s an… – Joe Waller Music | Facebook


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