X Factor contestant Kazeem Ajobe of Rough Copy has been booted off the show's live tour for bad behaviour.

His bandmates Sterling Ramsay and Joseph Thomas will now finish the tour as a duo, as founding member of the band Kazeem has been told to leave.

A show source said: "There was trouble backstage, a bit of a scrap and a big row. Bosses decided Kazeem was to blame."

A spokeswoman for The X Factor tour said: "Following an incident backstage, Rough Copy member Kazeem has left the X Factor tour."

However, Kazeem will remain a member of Rough Copy once the tour is over.

The 25-year-old missed out on the judges' houses stage last year when he failed to get a visa to perform at Gary Barlow's house in New York with his bandmates.

But X Factor bosses gave him another chance and Kazeem was reunited with Rough Copy for the live finals, despite not performing in the judges' houses round.

Kazeem, who has convictions for assault and drug possession, told the Daily Star last autumn: "I've done things I am not proud of. I haven't been an angel but I am a changed man now."