It's OFFICIAL. Goldie's gone

She made us smile, she terrified Gary and she proved you’re never too old to have incredible legs, so it’s with great sadness that we OFFICIALLY reveal Goldie has left the competition.

It's OFFICIAL. Goldie's gone

After a quick natter with X Factor bosses, we can confirm that the 48-year-old Tai Chi instructor quit the show deciding that home is where her heart is.

Goldie told us: “I have decided to withdraw from the competition because I knew I would miss my family so much. I wish all the finalists the best of luck and look forward to watching them every week.”

She added: "The X Factor has been a fantastic experience and very challenging for me at times. I was very grateful to Louis for offering me a place in the final, however."

Poor Louis is currently mourning the loss of his most dramatic act, he added: "It was such a shame Goldie had to pull out of the competition, I thought she had great potential to entertain viewers in the live shows. But it has given someone else an amazing opportunity and although it was a hard decision of who to replace her with, I am pleased with my choice."

So, as Goldie goes home to her husband and two children in Lancashire, y’all gonna have to wait until Judges’ Houses this weekend to find out who the replacement might be.

In the meantime, place your bets on who will fill her shoes in the comments box below and relive some of Goldie’s golden moments in the box to the right.