Frankie Cocozza has been offered a lifeline; clean up your act and you can join The X Factor tour.
But judging from last night's antics, the wild child is back to his rebellious ways.
The 18-year-old didn't exactly look like he was eating humble pie as he partied with a gaggle of women at Aura nightclub, chain smoking outside the venue and arguing in the street.
He later joined fellow reality show reject Derry Mensah of doomed group The Risk, taking a host of beauties back to their hotel in Portobello.
The line-up of the tour will be announced today, but Frankie’s name won’t appear on the list just yet.
However, he will be included on the 2012 road trip if he cleans up his act.
A source told The Sun: 'If he keeps his nose clean there will be a place for him.'
Yet just days after apologising for his bad boy antics, Frankie Cocozza is back to being a hellraiser.
The shaggy-haired reject bowed his head with shame last week, saying he was 'really, really sorry' for the furore he caused being kicked off the show.
Syco boss Cowell has so far given him the benefit of the doubt, saying: 'He's a young kid and he made a mistake but he walked out with some dignity.
'If he sorts himself out and learns how to behave he could enter again next year.'
The Brighton teenager is living up to his rebellious streak, enjoying his new found fame in the spotlight.
Most of the evening seemed to be spent sitting on the steps outside of the club, rather than inside the central London venue.
One of them appeared to have forgotten to get dressed for the evening, wearing just a red bra and black knickers - not that Frankie seemed to mind.
One of them turned a little aggressive towards photographers, adopting Frankie's confrontational side by sticking his middle finger up to cameras.
The rest of the evening soon turned sour with one of the girls Frankie had originally been talking to shouting at him in the street in front of onlookers.
Cocozza looked too drunk to know what was going on, as his friend protectively led him away as the unknown lady continued to shout.
The boys ended up in a taxi, which considering his previous conquests, seemed to be surprisingly free of the opposite sex.
Perhaps the reason his mystery lady lost her cool as she wanted to go home with him?
Mensah, who confessed he was in love with Kelly Rowland during his first audition, appears to be relishing his new pedestal status too and had a wide beaming grin plastered on.
Last week Cocozza was sensationally kicked off the ITV reality show amidst allegations of cocaine use.