The X Factor

The latest X Factor 2014 news: Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole return!

X Factor 2014: David Walliams to be Simon Cowell’s Judge’s Houses assistant?

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The bromance between Britain’s Got Talent judges David Walliams and Simon Cowell is of course one of the things that viewers love about the show, and the lovely David refers to Cowell as “my Simon.”

However, it seems that now that Cowell has brought Cheryl Fernandez-Versini back to The X Factor, poor David’s feeling a tad left out as he is no longer Simon’s “favourite girl,” so could his hurt feelings be buoyed by becoming Simon’s Judge’s Houses assistant on the new run of X Factor? Read more & comment »

X Factor 2014: Simon Cowell’s ‘stern’ phone call to Mel B!

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Simon Cowell has reportedly laid down the law for all of the X Factor judges this year, telling them he wants full commitment and dedication to the new series from now until Christmas.

The music mogul announced his panel lineup recently and already Mel B, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh have joined the TV boss for initial auditions up and down the country, as they search for talent worthy of a SYCO record deal.

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X Factor 2014: ‘Guys with guitars’ need not apply – it’s all about the novelty acts this year!

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For months now there has been speculation that X Factor boss Simon Cowell is to shake-up the format of the show in a bid to win back viewers who have abandoned the ITV talent quest over the last couple of years…

And among a raft of suggestions as to how he intends to claw back fans is one that claims he’s told the show’s producers to invite “novelty” – and for ‘novelty’ read ‘hopelessly untalented’ – acts to try out this year. Read more & comment »

More joy for Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as Crazy Stupid Love looks set for No1 today

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The good times are certainly rolling for newlywed Cheryl Fernandez-Versini as not only does she have her old job back on X Factor UK, she’s landed a hot French husband, has launched the first of her own range of fragrances, and she’s also set to see her new single Crazy Stupid Love topping the UK singles chart today.

If that is she can beat off competition from her former protégé Cher Lloyd, who’s also in the running with her track, Sirens. Read more & comment »

X Factor: James Arthur moots name change & PRAISES One Direction! But is he quitting the UK?

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In the last few months, the change in former X Factor winner James Arthur has been quite astonishing, as not only has he undergone a fairly radical change in image, he’s also mellowed out considerably…

These days, James uses Twitter to interact with fans more than arguably most other artists in the music biz right now, and it’s where this week he’s mooted the idea of adding a name change to the quantum shift in persona. Read more & comment »

X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini wants ‘Mrs C’ tattoo removed now she’s Mrs FV!

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When Cheryl Tweedy – as she was back then – wed footballer Ashley Cole back in 2006, she of course thought that they were together for life, but that was not to be and they divorced in 2010 amid rumours that he had been cheating on her…

However, soon after their wedding, Cheryl had ‘Mrs C’ tattooed on the back of her neck, but now that she’s married to French restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini, she unsurprisingly wants the tattoo removed. Read more & comment »

X Factor 2014: Cheryl Cole is determined to win & admits her relationship with Simon Cowell is never better!

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If there’s one thing we know about Cheryl Cole, it’s that she’s competitive, and she’s determined to win this year’s series of The X Factor.

Of course, our all time favourite X Factor judge, Cheryl Cole has returned to the panel this year, along with her partner in crime, Simon Cowell.
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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini quashes Mel B rumours & calls her dad Garry – has he met her hubby yet?

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Ever since it was first revealed that Simon Cowell had hired Spice Girls star Mel B to be the fourth judge on this year’s X Factor, rumour has been rife that he was hoping for some cattiness and rivalry between Scary Spice and Geordie judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini…

However, it seems he’s out of luck if that was indeed part of his agenda for hiring Mel because according to newlywed Cheryl, she and Mel get on like a house on fire. Read more & comment »

Nicole Scherzinger isn’t worried that girlband G.R.L will outshine Pussycat Dolls as she teases reunion?

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Although former X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has only recently released her solo single Your Love, it seems she’s keen to reunite with her former Pussycat Dolls band mates with a view to re-launching the group…

However, new girlband G.R.L are being touted as the new Pussycat Dolls, but that’s a claim that Nicole is having none of. Read more & comment »

Jo Brand blasts BGT & X Factor for featuring hopefuls with mental health issues “for others to laugh at”

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The subject of featuring contestants who are quite clearly totally lacking in talent on shows such as Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor has been a contentious one from the get-go, with many critics believing that by encouraging fundamentally deluded and talentless individuals to try out for such shows, they’re being set up as objects of derision.

And that’s evidently an opinion held by comedian Jo Brand, who has stated that she has “huge ambivalence” towards BGT and X Factor – but she cited Britain’s Got Talent particularly – for featuring wannabes who are suffering from mental health issues with the specific intention of mocking and laughing at them. Read more & comment »