Tell me Si I don’t like Sundays... X Factor talks to stick to just Saturday nights
instead, acts will go straight from the audition stage to the popular six-chair challenge.
A source said: “The question being asked is whether things could be done a little bit differently in the new series.
“One idea being looked at is whether getting rid of the Sunday show would allow ITV to put all its focus and resources into making Saturday night’s X Factor even more spectacular. Nothing has been decided but there are lots of ideas being thrown around.” Last year the show underwent the biggest overhaul in its 13-year history. It pulled in an average 4.4million viewers compared to Strictly’s 9.9m. It’s not yet been confirmed which judges will return but there’s speculation that Simon Cowell will replace Nicole Scherzinger with Cheryl. A show source said: “Any changes to the show’s format are made to ensure it keeps evolving to strengthen it.” An X Factor spokesman said: “No decisions have been made about the new series.” janine.jaqoob@ trinitymirror.com
There are lots of new ideas that are being thrown around INSIDER ON SHAKING THINGS UP NEXT SERIES