Mason Noise is returning to 'The X Factor'.

Mason Noise

Mason Noise

The controversial contestant is set to replace Tom Bleasby at Nick Grimshaw's Judges' Houses after the latter announced his decision to quit the show earlier this week.

BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick confirmed the news on his Breakfast Show this morning (15.10.15), saying: "[Tom's departure] left us with the decision of what to do. Do we go to Judges' Houses tomorrow with five boys or do we bring one back?

"So we decided, and I spoke to the boy last night, we're bringing one back ... It had to be Mason. I'm bringing back Mason Noise. I just thought he was exciting."

The announcement comes after it was claimed 'X Factor' bosses were desperate to get Mason - who stormed off stage during the Six Chair Challenge after a row with show boss and judge Simon Cowell - back in a bid too boost ratings.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Any other year and Mason would not have been given another chance.

"He was rude to the crew, to Simon and clearly had a huge ego. Even the audience heavily booed him.

"But there's no denying he will cause controversy on the show, which will give the show a ratings boost. So X Factor bosses have put their pride aside on this one to allow him back in the competition."

Mason wowed the judges - who also include Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - with his first audition and Nick confessed he would've given him a spot at Judges' Houses if he hadn't upset Simon by accusing the show of editing down footage of him and including more of other contestants.

Addressing Mason's behaviour, Nick added: "If he kicked off and wasn't talented, he'd be out the door. But he can really, really sing, and he's a performer and an entertainer, and for me, as a judge, he is someone who knows who they are."

'The X Factor' continues on Sunday (18.10.15) at 7pm on ITV.