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Nicole Scherzinger stopping to welcome the crowd at Wembley Arena for the The six chair challenge. London, United Kingdom - Saturday 9th July 2016

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Rylan Clark-Neal Revealed As Matt Edmondon's Co-Host On 'The Xtra Factor'


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Former ‘x factor’ star Rylan Clark-Neal has been unveiled as Matt Edmondson’s co-host on the singing contest’s sister show ‘The Xtra Factor’ when it returns later this year.

The news was teased during Friday morning’s edition of ‘This Morning’, when hosts Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby gave Clark-Neal a bit of a ribbing during his showbiz news bulletin. When he announced that Edmondson would be one of the hosts, Philip and Holly jumped in and said that there might be “more legs” to the story – leaving him momentarily silenced before moving on.

Rylan Clark NealRylan Clark-Neal will be Matt Edmondson's co-host on 'The Xtra Factor'

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Sharon Osbourne - x factor Auditions held at the Excel Centre - Arrivals at x factor - London, United Kingdom - Sunday 19th June 2016

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Mel B Replacing Nicole Scherzinger On 'The X Factor' Auditions


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Mel B is to temporarily replace Nicole Scherzinger as a judge on ‘The X Factor’ after “other commitments” forced the former Pussycat Doll to cancel appearances at the show’s auditions this summer.

Scherzinger has cited a “diary clash” that had been set up before she agreed to return to the panel of ‘The X Factor’ last month, and therefore she won’t be present at the London auditions on Friday (June 17th). Instead, the former Spice Girl – also previously a judge on the 2014 series of the reality show – will be taking her place for the day.

Mel BMel B is to temporarily stand in for Nicole Scherzinger on 'The X Factor' auditions

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Leona Lewis Dropped From Her Record Label Island


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Leona Lewis has been dropped by her record label Island after just over two years, following the disappointing commercial performance of her last album I Am.

The 31 year old English singer, who won the third series of ‘The X Factor’ in 2006 and has long been one of the most successful stars produced by that show, departed Simon Cowell’s Syco label in June 2014 and signed to rival Island. However, when the resulting record was released in September, it flopped.

Leona LewisLeona Lewis has been dropped by Island Records, just two years after switching to them from Syco

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Louis Walsh - 'x factor' Manchester Auditons at Lancashire County Cricket Club at x factor - Manchester, United Kingdom - Monday 13th June 2016

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Nicole Scherzinger Reportedly Earning £125,000 More Than Sharon Osbourne For 'X Factor' Return


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Nicole Scherzinger is reportedly set to pocket £125,000 more than fellow returning ‘x factor’ judge Sharon Osbourne. According to The Mirror the former Pussycat Doll will earn just over £1.8million for the new 'X Factor' series while Sharon will get £1.7million.

Nicole ScherzingerNicole Scherzinger is reportedly being paid more than Sharon Osbourne for her ‘X Factor’ return.

Sources told the newspaper that the revelation will come as a shock to Sharon, as she was assured that she would be the highest-paid judge after head Simon Cowell. They added that Sharon had only decided to sign the contract once her demand was agreed.

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Dermot O'Leary - the first x factor auditions of 2016 on June 10, 2016 in Leicester United Kingdom at x factor - Leicester, United Kingdom - Friday 10th June 2016

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Nicole Scherzinger - x factor judges arrive in Leicester at the King Power stadium at King Power Stadium, x factor - Leicester, United Kingdom - Friday 10th June 2016

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Louis Walsh Says He "Knew" 'The X Factor' Would Suffer In The Ratings Last Year


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With his return to ‘The X Factor’ confirmed after just one season absent from the judging panel, Louis Walsh has made his feelings very clear about the shortcomings of the show’s ill-fated 2015 series, which pulled in record-low ratings for several episodes.

The 63 year old spoke to BBC Radio 2 on Thursday morning (June 9th), and revealed what he thought about last year’s series, which is the only one he’s been absent from since ‘The X Factor’ launched in 2004.

Louis WalshLouis Walsh says he "knew" right from the first show that last year's 'X Factor' "wasn't going to work"

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Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger And Louis Walsh Confirm 'X Factor Return'


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It was probably the worst kept secret in television, but this year’s ‘x factor’ judging panel has finally been confirmed with Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh all making a comeback. The three former judges will join Simon Cowell when the show returns later this year and he'll no doubt be hoping the familiar faces will bring back viewers after last series’ low ratings.

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Frankie Cocozza Hits Out At 'X Factor' Bosses For Revealing Drug Use Story


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Former ‘X Factor’ star Frankie Cocozza has lashed out at bosses of the reality singing contest for revealing his problems with addiction, and accused them of lying to him.

The 23 year old appeared on ‘This Morning’ on Thursday (May 19th), and spoke about the drug abuse claims which led to him being kicked off ‘The X Factor’ back in 2011, revealing that ITV bosses had assured him that details of the scandal would not be get out into the public domain.

“The whole cocaine thing, there was no proof or anything. I don't know why they decided to release that,” he told presenters Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield.

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Mel B Talks Possible 'X Factor' Return, Spice Girls Reunion


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Mel B has expressed an interest in returning to be a judge on ‘The X Factor’ now that three vacancies have opened up on the panel, following Rita Ora’s recent departure.

The former Spice Girl, 40, was a judge on the ITV singing competition for just one season back in 2014, but in the wake of massive changes to the show over the last few months that have seen Ora, Nick Grimshaw and long-time judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini all depart as well as co-hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, many are tipping her for a return.

“I’d always love to be part of ‘The X Factor’, it was a great show,” she said during her appearance on ‘Lorraine’ on Wednesday morning (May 11th). “Is there a space? This happens every year, it’s always up in the air.”

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Rita Ora Confirms Departure From 'The X Factor' After Only One Series


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The X Factor’ is to experience yet more change on-set as Rita Ora has confirmed that she’s stepped down as a judge on the singing competition after just one series.

Her departure, which had been rumoured for some time but given more impetus by a report in The Sun on Monday (May 9th), means that the 25 year old British singer is the third person to quit the judging panel from the last series, which ended in December 2015 amid some of the lowest ratings ‘The X Factor’ has ever received.

Rita OraRita Ora has quit 'The X Factor' after just one season

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Louis Tomlinson Speaks About First-Time Fatherhood; Expresses Interest In 'The X Factor'


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Louis Tomlinson has opened up about fatherhood, describing being a dad to his newborn son Freddie as “intense” but “exciting”.

The 24 year old One Direction singer attended the Brit Awards in London on Wednesday night (February 24th) and accepted the prize for Best Video, as voted for by the public, for last year’s single ‘Drag Me Down’.

In 2016, Tomlinson has been getting to grips with first-time fatherhood since his ex-girlfriend Brianna Jungwirth gave birth to their son, Freddie Reign, back in January. Speaking to ITV2 outside the O2 Arena, he said that “[Fatherhood] is good. It's intense. It's really exciting. This is my first time away from Freddie so it's tough.”

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