Olly Murs was full of hope when his former BFF showed up to audition for the X Factor this year. The cheeky chappy saw his life change forever when he tried out for the ITV show in 2010 and now he’s hosting the new series. So when his former bandmate Jon Goodey decided to try his luck, Murs was full of encouragement. The 27 year old IT salesman from Essex told the judges: “I was in a band with Olly Murs. We were called The Small Town Blaggers.” “I live with my girlfriend
X Factor 2015: Watch NEW promo & Louis Walsh proving he can boogie! Plus Olly Murs has a stalker? VIDEOS
Far from being put out about being axed from the judging panel of The X Factor this year, Louis Walsh seems to be having a high old time now that he’s a free agent… And not only did he feature as a cleaner in X Factor’s ‘lab’ promo, he has now starred in a commercial for Cadbury in which he enjoys a little bop around his kitchen while tucking into a bar of Dairy Milk. But as he states at the end of the ad, “I’m back”, does this mean he’s heading back to X Factor this year?
Last week, the BBC announced that Paloma Faith – who replaces Rita Ora – and Boy George had been hired to become new coaches on their talent quest show, The Voice. However, at the same time, Sir Tom Jones, who has been a coach on the show since it first launched, revealed that the BBC had, “without any consultation or discussion” informed him that he was not being asked to return this year a matter a mere hours before the announcement about the new coaches was made. In a post on Facebook
You would have to lob a stone a very long way to have it hit someone who doesn’t like X Factor star Olly Murs, and certainly anyone who’s ever interviewed him will assert that he’s one of the industry’s nicest blokes… He hasn’t let his fame and success go to his head at all, and he’s still the cheeky chappy the nation fell in love with when he first auditioned for X Factor back in 2009. Since then, he’s gone on to achieve global fame, but he’s among a fairly short list
If there’s one thing that X Factor boss Simon Cowell loves its drama, simply because drama equals headlines, and headlines parlay into strong viewing figures… Which is the ultimate goal for this year’s forthcoming series of X Factor, given that over the last couple of years, viewer ratings have taken a bashing, and in fact last year, the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing – with the exception of one week – routinely pulled in more viewers than X Factor did. So this year, Simon and ITV h
X Factor 2015: Another ‘fix’ row brews over singer Louise Labelle while Simon Cowell fears WHAT for baby Eric?
This year’s series of The X Factor doesn’t launch on ITV until next month, but already there have been – the annual and largely tedious SSDD tabloid headlines – cries of ‘fix’ as it’s been claimed that several of this year’s hopefuls have links, however tenuous, to the show’s judges. For instance, Hobbie Stuart – who has in fact quit the contest, though he hasn’t chosen to reveal why – once had a record deal with RCA, which is part of the Sony empire, as is show boss Simo
There have been several changes made to the format of The X Factor this year, including the axing of the closed-room auditions in favour of arena auditions, and of course, the changes to the judging panel line-up and presenters. Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora have been appointed as judges to replace Louis Walsh and Mel B, and after Dermot O’Leary quit the show earlier this year, former Xtra Factor presenters Olly Murs and Caroline Flack were brought back to The X Factor fold in order to host the m
Simon Cowell has revealed the main reason he hired Caroline Flack and Olly Murs as new presenters of The X Factor. He loves their sexual chemistry! The music mogul fired Dermot O’Leary from the role earlier this year and replaced him with a duo for the first time. The pair first worked together on ITV2 companion show The Xtra Factor for two years and were widely regarded as the most popular hosts the show ever enjoyed. Simon seems sure there is more than friendship between the pair, though
Earlier this year, after it was first rumoured that Louis Walsh had been axed from The X Factor judging panel, among the names being bandied about as his likely replacement was Olly Murs… And of course, given that singer Olly first shot to fame on the show, and as he later co-presented The Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack, he seemed to be the obvious choice for the job. However, he reportedly turned down Simon Cowell’s offer, and this week, he’s revealed why, telling This Morning viewer
Unless you’re headless, you’ll know that for weeks now, Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw has been hotly tipped to be in-line for the seat on The X Factor judging panel that Irish music mogul Louis Walsh has recently – though it’s still to be officially announced – made vacant. However, there’s been the issue of Nick’s job on Radio 1 to get around, given that he has reportedly stated flat-out that he doesn’t want to give it up – and rather, wants to do that and work on X Factor at the s