Admits he was wasted on the drug for almost a week straight
Reveals he has slept with seven girls since being on the reality show
Former X Factor contestant Frankie Cocozza has revealed he's not a drug addict but an 'idiot' instead.
The 18-year-old hopeful has opened up about his bad behaviour that led to him being booted off the ITV reality show.
Cocozza revealed that he has taken cocaine six times and said he will regret his action for the 'rest of his life.'
But despite being asked to leave the singing competition, Cocozza was already spotted back in London yesterday heading to Holborn Studios in North London.
He emerged from the building tonight to have a cigarette and seemed particularly pleased with whatever had been going on inside as he flashed the camera a huge smile and gave a thumbs up
Speaking ton today's Sun newspaper, the big-haired wannabe explained that he felt guilty about what he'd done.
I feel bad about letting the fans down and I'd like to apologise to the people who voted for me,' he said. 'I'm really, really sorry.'
However despite ruining his chances on the X Factor, Cocozza admitted that he couldn't guarantee that he will stay away from drugs in the future.
The hopeful - who has admitted to trying the illegal high mephedrone in the past - said: 'I can't see into the future so I can't say that I'll never do coke again.'
Cocozza, who lives with his mother in Brighton, East Sussex, also revealed that he has slept with seven females since starring on the X Factor and admitted that it was easy.
Going out just got mental as women would just come up to me,' he admitted.
'I didn't really need to dig out the chat-up lines which I used. It was so easy.'
However the youngster's downfall was last Saturday night which he spent with blonde Becca Hills.
She was at his side during the hedonistic night of passion and partying that led to his axe from the X Factor.
The 19-year-old has spoken out on the scandal.
Hills is cagey about the details of what went on inside the West London flat she was seen entering with Cocozza on Saturday night, but admits: 'Some stuff happened between us, it's a bit embarrassing to talk about.'
Cocozza was pictured topless and sitting with a female companion in the window of the flat where an after-party took place over the weekend after a night of clubbing.
But despite their liaison, Hills insists: 'I don't plan to keep in contact with him. There's no future between us.'
Speaking again to The Sun, Hills, insists: 'I never wanted him to get in trouble. He seemed a lovely guy who likes a drink.'
The teen and her friend Katherine Holland, who was also pictured at the party, say they did not witness the singer taking drugs.
Holland, 19, told the Sun: 'We didn't see him do cocaine, but it's not that we followed his every move. Drugs are for losers, we never touch them.'
Cocozza and his entourage were pictured carrying crates of beer into the flat after a night of partying at Funky Buddha nightclub.
On the X Factor results show on Sunday night, he admitted he'd only had 30 minutes sleep while some claimed he was still 'off his face' during the programme.
It later emerged that production staff overheard him boasting about his 'cocaine-fuelled sex session' on the Saturday night, and reported him to the show producers.
Less than 24 hours later, it was announced that he was leaving the show.
In a separate report, it has been alleged that Cocozza funded his wild partying with money paid into his account by FremantleMedia, who produce the X Factor.
The company is said to have paid each other contestants a 'discretionary payment' of £3,000 following their work on the M&S Christmas advertisement, the Mirror reports.
Marks & Spencer, which has a sponsorship deal with the series, did not pay the contestants for the 'When You Wish Upon a Star' ad campaign.
'Frankie is a normal 18-year-old,' a source told the paper. 'He got the money and it was burning a hole in his pocket. He couldn’t wait to blow it on partying.'
Cocozza was still spending up a storm on Wednesday after returning to his home in Brighton.
The wild child went shopping at shoe store Vans, where he was spotted handing over a wad of cash for a pair of trainers, and also stocked up at All Saints.
A spokesperson for FremantleMedia was unavailable for comment.