And now The X Factor UK follows celebrity trend

Sorry wanna-bes. Next UK season hears from singing journos, actors, sport stars & influencers.

Now The X Factor UK will skip discovering new talent and turn out a whole season of singing celebrities.

Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger, Louis Walsh and Dermot O’Leary will coach teams from the world of music, film, sport, television and social media.

Amongst them are journalist Martin Bashir, presenter Ricki Lake, former Love Actually actress Olivia Olson and former Glee actor Kevin McHale.

Journalist, Martin Bashir
Talk Show host, Ricki Lake
Quiz show champion, Jenny Ryan
Actress, Victoria Ekanoye

Reality star, Megan McKenna
Model and Actress, Hayley Hasselhoff
Soap star, Jonny Labey
Film star, Olivia Olson
Actor, Kevin McHale

Reality stars Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott, Wes Nelson and Eyal Booker who form The Islanders
Sports stars Ben Foden, Thom Evans and Levi Davis who form Try Star
Professional dancer, Brendan Cole and actor, Jeremy Edwards who form Cole and Edwards
Social Media Stars and CBBC Presenters Max and Harvey
Influencers Sofia, Alondra, Laura, Wendii and Natalie who make up V5

The X Factor UK most recently screened in Australia on FOX8.

2 Responses

  1. Previous seasons have been called “x factor – battle of the stars” so it’s nothing new. I don’t know why Simon feels the need to refresh x-factor every season. If it’s not broke why keep trying to fix it. Hopefully this will screen on Fox 8 this year as with previous years .

    1. There was one “Battle of the Stars” series way back in 2005, and it was so bad that Simon vowed never to do it again.

      The show is broke – that’s why they’re desperately trying to fix it. As usual though the fixes Simon comes up with clearly won’t be the answer – very little love for both this and the upcoming All Stars series too, on the assumption that anyone with a credible career won’t be risking it all by going back on The X Factor.

      ITV really should have pulled it this year and given The Masked Singer the slot (it’s being held back to air next year). Britain’s Got Talent: The Champions and Who Wants to be a Millionaire have taken the first 6 weeks of The X Factor slots, though BGT is of course a Syco production.

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