Louis Walsh may well have given him the kiss of death when he told the 26-year-old on Saturday night's show to spend more time with his vocal coach rather than the gym.
And he'll be back at the weights today (once he's done his string of boo hoo interviews, obvs) after he lost out in the sing off to foursome 'Only The Young'.
One famous face who is mourning the loss of the buff wannabe on the ITV show this morning was girl-of-the-moment and Youtube vlogger Zoella.
The video star tweeted: "Sad that @JakeQuickenden has left the comp. he was some serious XFactor eye candy! Haha."
And it didn't seem like she was alone in her admiration for the Northerner, with a whopping 1,000 retweets and 5,000 favourites withinRead More »from X Factor 2014: 'Jake Quickenden Was Serious Eye Candy' - Youtube Vlogger Zoella Leads The Mourning