SIMON Cowell has come under fire from The X Factor viewers over an awkward slip-up on Saturday night.
The head judge on the ITV singing competition was seen "forgetting" his own act Jack and Joel on the latest live show.
Appearing on The X Factor on Saturday night, Simon Cowell was asked by host Dermot O'Leary to introduce the duo to the stage.
Fumbling, Simon admitted: "Actually I don't know the running order of this show, so I'm gonna make it up.
Quickly attempting to recover, he then added: "Actually I do know, it's Jack and Joel"
Taking to Twitter after the awkward moment aired, one posted: "Simon deffo has an agenda against jack + joel #xfactor"
With another writing: "#xfactor don't think Simon dares for Jack n Joel...slaughters them...forgets their on."
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"Simon clearly ready to lose Jack and Joel. Shame, they're fun. #XFactor," added a third.
While a fourth fumed: "Really Simon? You take jabs at them, then pretend not to know they are up next? Why are you constantly going for @JackandJoel? #XFactor #XFactor2017"
After delivering some harsh criticism to his act, fans claimed Simon was sabotaging their chances in the competition.
Simon told the pair: "I think you're popular because you're fun. I'm still not feeling from you yet an act that will work in the charts.
"You're like a cabaret act. You need to think if you're on this stage, you're making a record."
He also stated that the pair will need to step it up as there is only "a short amount of time" left in the competition.