The X Factor

The latest X Factor 2013 news: new judge Sharon Osbourne joins Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh for this year’s series! Get the latest news, gossip, spoilers and opinion on Tamera Foster, Kingsland Road, Hannah Barrett, Nicholas McDonald, Sam Bailey and Sam Callahan from our reality TV experts!

X Factor blitz! Sam Bailey working with Calvin Harris & Cheryl Cole’s flipping out!

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Sam Bailey has admitted she has big plans for her second album next year and wants to include a collaboration with Calvin Harris.

When she was younger the X Factor winner dabbled in the world of dance music and it seems she wants to return to her roots, instead of performing more ballads and covers for her next record.

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Rebecca Ferguson is pregnant! Best celebrity baby bumps!


Rebecca Ferguson has announced that she’s pregnant with her third child and it feels like the world and it’s father have been sending her congratulations.

The former X Factor contestant was already mum to two beautiful little children when she entered the show back in 2010, but now she’s set to become a mum for the third time, after falling pregnant to her secret boyfriend.

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Wagner is releasing a Christmas album & having a baby. It’s all going on!


It’s all happening in the world of Wagner right now and as well as adding to his expanding family, the X Factor star is also planning to drop his first album later this year, it’s been reported this week.

The 58 year old singer made headlines and became an instant hit when he appeared on the 2010 series of the ITV show. He attracted the protest vote of those viewers who wanted to annoy Simon Cowell and made it all the way to the latter stages of the competition, before finally being eliminated and robbed of a win.

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Louis Walsh HASN’T signed X Factor deal yet but adds, “I’m not in it for the money!”

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Though filming for the new series of X Factor is already underway, returning judge Louis Walsh has revealed that he has yet to formalise his comeback as he hasn’t signed a new contract…

However, the veteran judge says he’s not concerned about the paperwork, and isn’t even bothered about finding out what he’ll be paid to return to the hit ITV talent quest this year.

When asked if he’s anxious that he hasn’t signed a contract yet, he said, “I’m not worried at all to tell you the truth.” Read more & comment »

Simon Cowell was overjoyed when Sir Bruce Forsyth retired from Strictly Come Dancing!

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That there’s rivalry between X Factor executive Simon Cowell and the bosses of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing is no secret, however, somewhat surprisingly, Cowell has freely admitted that he was overjoyed to hear that veteran Strictly presenter Sir Bruce Forsyth is retiring and won’t be back on the show this year.

I would guess his happiness at the news is because he thinks viewer ratings for the hit dance show will fall without Sir Bruce at the helm, which to be fair to Cowell can be nothing but good news for him and for ITV. Read more & comment »

Paloma Faith or Kesha to be fourth X Factor judge?! Simon Cowell said to be ‘keen’ to hire an American!

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It’s been claimed today that quirky pop star Paloma Faith could become the fourth judge on The X Factor this year, and if she does, a show insider reckons she’ll “fit in nicely” and will be a good “balance” for returning judge Cheryl Cole.

However, it’s also been reported that show boss Simon Cowell is keen to hire US pop singer Kesha, but we’ll have more on that in a moment… Read more & comment »

13 DAYS until One Direction’s Zayn Malik, Harry Styles, Liam Payne start Where We Are tour! Deets!

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13 days people, we only have 13 days left to wait until we finally get some brand new tour footage from the One Direction boys!

Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan and Harry Styles have been rehearsing for weeks, preparing for months and on 25th April they’ll be taking to the stage in Estadio El Campin, Bogota, Colombia for the first show of their Where We Are tour.

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30 CUTEST Louis Tomlinson & Eleanor Calder pictures! Couple of the week!


One Direction fans may not ship every girl that hooks up with their idols, but very few could deny what a stunningly cute couple Eleanor Calder and Louis Tomlinson make.

The pair have been dating for more than two years and it’s reported that they were introduced by 1D star Harry Styles, who supposedly knew El before he found fame.

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X Factor judge Cheryl Cole to defect to The Voice?! And why did Kimberley Walsh say “I’ve had to rein her in!”

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Earlier today, we reported that top bookmaker Paddy Power were taking bets on who would become a coach on The Voice next year now that Kylie Minogue has confirmed she definitely won’t be back…

And though their favourite is Robbie Williams, the bookie is also taking bets on the BBC hiring Chris Martin, former X Factor judge Gary Barlow, veteran crooner Cliff Richard and even Simon Cowell!

However, they’re also offering odds of 40/1 that returning X Factor judge could leave Cowell in the lurch and defect to The Voice next year… Read more & comment »

BGT’s Alesha Dixon says she won’t quit for X Factor, but David Walliams fancies Strictly Come Dancing job!

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Fans of Alan Carr’s chat show Chatty Man will know that last night’s episode featured Britain’s Got Talent judges David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon…

And during her chat with Alan, Alesha made reference to recent press reports that she may quit BGT in order to become the fourth judge on The X Factor and sit alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole on the talent quest’s panel.

She told Carr, “I’m not jumping any ship,” but when pressed to say whether she would consider doing so if asked, Alesha said, “Honestly, I haven’t given it much thought.” Read more & comment »