X Factor bosses are to seek the advice of exorcism experts following the latest outburst by contestant Wagner Carrilho.
Brazilian Wagner, who was banned from the contestants' house last week after rucks with colleagues, yesterday claimed that anyone who booed him on the show must be "with the devil."
He said: "If someone doesn't like me, it's OK. I just pray for their souls.
"I'm with God, and if someone is with the devil, go and stay in his company if you want."
Following this outburst, show bosses got together to discuss what to do.
An insider said: "This has got us worried - if Satan and his minions are hanging around the show, it could be very bad news.
"The idea that some demon might suddenly possess one of the contestants is quite frightening. So we have contacted church authorities about having an exorcist give us the once-over.
"Mind you if a contestant was to start projectile vomiting suddenly in the middle of a performance, or if Katie's head was to rotate during another meltdown, it would probably be great for viewing figures."
EIF News and Features TV critic, Mandy Lifeboats, said: "If a conestant was possessed during a performance, how would anyone know?"