By NADIA MENDOZA
Defending his friend: Mild-mannered Jonjo Kerr lets the photographer knows what he thinks of him
Frankie Cocozza was up to his old tricks last night, but employed a new sidekick for double trouble.
Mild-mannered Jonjo Kerr, who was eliminated in the first round of The X Factor live shows, was seen lashing out at photographers and protecting his shaggy-haired friend from further melodrama.
The singing rejects were attending the ITV1 show wrap party, alongside champions Little Mix and runner-up Marcus Collins, at the DSTRKT nightclub in central London.
Carnage! Bradley Johnson from Nu Vibe gets in on the action as Frankie tries to hide his face
Cocozza, 18, appeared to land himself in hot water by arguing with a group of girls - including an unknown blonde who was striding the pavements shoeless.
Jonjo, a former infantry soldier from Coventry who served in the Yorkshire Regiment, leapt to his defence and dragged him off in the other direction before kicking a camera held by a paparazzo.
Easy tiger! Frankie seems to turn on someone in the street, but Jonjo holds him back
Nu Vibe's Bradley Johnson also waged in on the war, trying to protect his friends from the carnage.
Obviously vying for attention, Jonjo made a move on former hairdresser Marcus, leaning in for a kiss and later kneeling down to bury his head in the Liverpudlian's crotch - leaving onlookers shocked as they wondered if the duo were pretending to perform a lewd act or actually doing it in street.
Desperate for attention? Jonjo leans in for a kiss and later knelt down to bury his face in Marcus' crotch
Frankie is no stranger to a little controversy, having left the series after dabbling with cocaine.
Despite his departure, he continued on his quest to cement himself in the showbiz world with several ventures to trendy London hotspots and expensive hotels - always followed by a gaggle of girls.
The Brighton teenager had been looking forward to his night on the tiles, previously tweeting boyband member Johnson: '@BradleyJohnsonx are you in london yet? #askbradley I'm excited.'
Walking away: The culprit who seems to have spurned Frankie is a shoeless blonde female