X FACTOR reject Emma Chawner and her family have been thrown out of their Ramsbottom home.

The Chawners, together with their pets, left their three bedroom semi-detached house on Lancaster Avenue last Thursday in the wake of around 130 complaints from neighbours about disruptive behaviour.

They said they had nowhere else to go, and had no choice but to bed down in their Toyota car.

Officers from Bury Council and a housing association arrived last Thursday to change the locks.

The family had failed to find a new home after a judge allowed Six Town Housing to evict them during a hearing at Bury Magistrates in early September over allegations of wild karaoke nights, abusive arguments and a dog that constantly barks.

“I just feel so sad,” said 19-year-old Emma. “My neighbour was crying because she’s upset we are leaving.”

Emma, sister Samantha (20), mum Audrey (57) and dad Philip (53) deny the claims and insist that the council should have installed noise detectors to monitor the complaints.

Audrey said: “I just feel really let down and very upset by it and how we have been treated.

“This takes a hell of a lot out of someone’s life.”

Philip has vowed to fight on to overturn the judge’s decision and find another home for the family.

A Bury Council spokesman said: “The Chawner family did not move out of the property within the 28 day period as specified by the courts and as a result of this Bury Council applied for a warrant to remove them from the property.

“The warrant was executed by the bailiff and the locks on the property have now been changed. This was following the Chawner family leaving the address of their own accord, but not handing their keys for the property into Six Town Housing.”

Emma has been in the spotlight since Simon Cowell mocked her homemade dress on last year’s X Factor programme.

The hairdressing student returned for a second bash during the latest series but failed to impress the judges once again.

In August 2007 the family admitted 17 offences of rowdiness and were given a postponed possession order allowing them to stay in their property provided no further complaints were made.

But since then there had been an additional 134 allegations of nuisance behaviour, including playing loud music and threatening language directed towards their neighbours.