The Wanted Predict The X Factor's Frankie Cocozza Will Get Record Deal

22 November 2011, 11:35 | Updated: 22 November 2011, 11:39

The UK boy band tell the shamed reality contestant he should enjoy the media spotlight while it lasts.

The Wanted have advised axed The X Factor contestant Frankie Cocozza to 'milk' his infamy to get ahead in the music industry.

The 'Warzone' singers say the 18 year-old should enjoy his new-found fame and predict he will eventually be signed to a record deal.

"I'd encourage Frankie to milk it for every penny 'cos you never know how long it'll last," Jay McGuiness told the Daily Star. "He made some bad decisions along the way, but he was encouraged to be that character.

"And I don't think that character was going to get him to the final because he didn't have the singing voice for it."

"If I was a record label exec, I'd sign him and I'd definitely make money off him," fellow member Tom Parker suggested.

Jay also joked that any of the current finalists could be competition for The Wanted once the current series of The X Factor ends in December.

Frankie Cocozza was axed from this year's line-up on The X Factor two weeks ago (8th November) after breaking one of the show's 'golden rules'.

The Wanted are due to perform on the first night of the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball on December 3rd alongside Rihanna, Calvin Harris, Pixie Lott, Jason Derulo, Olly Murs and Labrinth.