Now, having studied the antics of our favourite Essex gang for several years now, we have grown quite accustomed to the occasional love triangle popping up, but not even we could have seen this one coming!
It was announced yesterday that Dermot O’Leary has walked away from his role on The X Factor after eight years on the show.
Now, the attention has well and truly turned to who will replace him as the host of the show, and there are a number of names in the running, but who do YOU think will be suitable for the role? Let us know in our poll inside…
It’s been one hell of a week for Simon Cowell, given that not only has it been officially announced that Dermot O’Leary will not be back on X Factor this year, singer Zayn Malik will not be back with One Direction, period.
As an entertainment news reporter, I don’t often get to write about weighty political issues – unless you count my recent article about Snoop Dogg threatening to boycott the BBC over the whole Jeremy Clarkson drama, and you probably don’t – which is just as well really, given that in the main, I’m bored rigid by politics…
Ex-1D singer Zayn Malik admits he only tried out for X Factor “for the experience” adding, “I didn’t want to be famous!”
When a then teenaged Zayn Malik tried out for The X Factor in 2010, his audition didn’t even feature on the regular show – though it did air on ITV2 spin-off The Xtra Factor – and it wasn’t until he was at Boot Camp that viewers were properly introduced to him.
This morning, several media outlets have images of the now former One Direction singer Zayn Malik spending time in a recording studio in London just one day after he sensationally quit the band.
Music industry insiders were probably the only people who weren’t left reeling by the news that Zayn Malik has quit One Direction, given that for months, it’s been widely – if quietly – rumoured that the band were set to go their separate ways at the end of the year when their contract with their record label ends.
There can be fewer musicians who are better placed to advise One Direction on how they can continue now that Zayn Malik has quit than Take That veteran, Gary Barlow.