X Factor band Rough Copy leave show over visa issues

24/09/12

Rough Copy

X Factor contestants Rough Copy have been forced to quit the show after one of its members failed to get a visa.

The band from south London had been selected to take part in the judges' houses section of the competition.

Nigerian born Kazeem Ajobo had applied for a visa which would allow him to travel to the United States and then return to the UK.

"We are gutted that we have had to leave the competition as we were having such a great time," he said.

Although he put in the visa application before the latter stages of the competition it wasn't processed in time for their trip to Las Vegas.

It's where music manager Louis Walsh was due to decide if they would progress to the X Factor live shows.

The 23-year-old singer added: "Hopefully, if everything is OK with my visa, we can apply again next year."

Rough Copy also includes Sterling Ramsay, 24 and Joseph Thomas, 25.

Union J and Times Red, two bands who were eliminated earlier in the talent show process, will replace Rough Copy.