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Rachel Adedeji saying goodbye to X Factor's Voiceover Man Peter Dickson is the only tweet we need today

22 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

We were all very sad to hear that the voice of The X Factor himself, Peter Dickson, has announced that he has chosen to leave the show.

But there was just one person whose reaction we needed to the news. Not Simon Cowell. Not Cheryl Fernandez-Versini. Not even Dermot O'Leary.

The X Factor 2015: 8 stars who could replace Voiceover Man Peter Dickson on the show

We're talking about Rachel Adedeji, of course.

Who could forget the perfect way in which Dickson enunciated her moniker when she took part in series six all the way back in 2009? Not us. In fact, we kind of think of it as Dickson's defining moment.

So, clearly, does Rachel, who took to Twitter today to say the following:

@Nat_Jamieson A sad day seeing @peterdickson leave the @TheXFactor.. It just won't be the same without you Sir! X

Rachel Adedeji (@RachelASongs) July 28, 2015

We couldn't agree more, »

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The X Factor 2015: Everything we know so far including the judges, auditions and rumours

28 July 2015 4:45 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor is still a few weeks away, but that doesn't mean we don't know anything about what to expect when it rolls back into town.

In fact, we've been getting a few snippets here and there, so read on for everything we know so far about the new series.

When is The X Factor back on television?

We don't have a confirmed date for The X Factor's return yet. That won't be announced until much nearer the time, but we'd bet it will start in August - it has for every other series apart from the first. In fact, series 11 began on August 30, while series 10 kicked off on August 31. If we're taking that general ballpark as a guide, we'd guess Saturday, August 29 - but it could be a week or so earlier, as the last two years have had the latest launches since series one.

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Porn star kicked off X Factor for X-rated past

28 July 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

A porn star has been kicked off of 'The X Factor' after a security guard recognised her from an adult movie. Brooklyn Blue, 24, had successfully got through three rounds of auditions under her real name, Becky Constantinou, and had been shortlisted to perform for Simon Cowell and the other judges until a member of the security team at Wembley revealed her secret identity to ITV bosses. The busty blonde - who has admitted to romping on camera with 700 men and 300 women - said: ''The guard came up to me with a knowing smile and said, 'I know you from »

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Harry Styles thinks Nick Grimshaw will be really good for The X Factor: 'He's young and he's cool'

28 July 2015 2:56 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

They're close friends and they even dress the same - so it comes as no surprise that Harry Styles is rooting for Nick Grimshaw as he prepares to make his debut on The X Factor.

The BBC Radio 1 DJ and Rita Ora are new additions on the ITV show's judging panel, joining Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and veteran Simon Cowell.

The X Factor 2015: 8 big changes that have been made this series

One Direction singer Styles, who found fame on the show back in 2010, enthused to The Sun: "I think it's brilliant that Grimmy's been chosen for X Factor. He's going to be really good at it.

"What does he bring that isn't already on the panel? He watches it a lot, he knows a lot - you don't necessarily get his total knowledge solely from the radio show but he knows so much about music.

"He's young and he's cool. He's »

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The X Factor 2015: Is Dannii Minogue going to make a shock return?

28 July 2015 2:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

She might have left The X Factor after the 2010 series but rumours have suggested that Dannii Minogue could be back this year.

According to Metro, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has personally requested that Minogue joins her for the Judges' Houses stage of the competition.

Apparently, it's all working out quite nicely as Minogue is filming her X Factor Australia Judges' Houses in the UK and won't have too far to travel, as Fernandez-Versini is hosting hers in France.

The report also claims that Simon Cowell has bagged Paloma Faith to join new judge Nick Grimshaw, saying that he's hoping this will deter her from signing up to BBC One's rival singing show The Voice UK.

But none of this is confirmed at the moment - Grimshaw was previously said to be planning to take Jess Glynne with him to Judges' Houses - and the report suggests that Cowell has ditched Sinitta, »

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The X Factor 2015: 8 big changes that have been made this series

27 July 2015 9:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Filming for The X Factor is well underway, as the auditions have been completed and Boot Camp starts this week. But don't expect it to be like previous series, because lots and lots of changes have been made this year. In fact, the show is going through so much of a revamp that we thought we'd better start keeping track.

Read on for 8 things that are new, different or changed this series, from the Judges' Houses format to the people involved...

The X Factor: 13 brilliant and bonkers auditions that make us excited for the new series

The X Factor: How one act's audition went heartbreakingly wrong

1. The judges (obviously)

The biggie. We've got a refreshed judging panel this year - Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini have held onto their spots, but they've been joined by Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora for the new series.

Not only does this »

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Xtra Factor's Rochelle Humes goes for '70s chic as she models her latest fashion range

27 July 2015 9:18 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Xtra Factor's Rochelle Humes gives us retro cool in a '70s-inspired photoshoot for her latest fashion range.

The singer and presenter's 13-piece, boho-influenced collection for online retailer Very includes plenty of suede, lace, faux fur and denim staples.

Other key pieces include an elegant embellished maxi dress, a white tailored suit and a selection of figure-hugging bodycon dresses.

Speaking about the new range, the star enthused: "I'm so happy with my new Very collection, what I love the most is that it really does work for everyone!

"For me it's really important to have clothes that you can dress up or down depending on the occasion and with these pieces you can turn a day outfit for shopping with the girls into a fun date night so easy."

Humes takes over from Sarah-Jane Crawford to co-host ITV2's The Xtra Factor with Melvin Odoom. The duo will be backstage »

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X Factor hopeful dropped before Boot Camp despite four 'yeses' from the judges

27 July 2015 9:03 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

A disappointed X Factor hopeful was dropped before the show's Boot Camp stage despite receiving four 'yeses' from the judges.

The aspiring singer and pianist called Holly Brewer - who performed at Mark Wright and Michelle Keegan's wedding earlier this year - impressed all four judges with her audition in Manchester, but received a call over the weekend explaining she had been axed.

It was reported earlier today that acts who got a 'yes' from the judges at their arena audition were shocked to discover they'd been ditched and would not be making it through to the next stage of the competition.

Speaking to Mirror TV, Brewer explained: "I was absolutely delighted at the audition to get amazing feedback from the judges and 4 yeses, but then was really gutted to get a phone call on Saturday to say that the decision is now a no and I won't be going through to Boot Camp. »

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The X Factor: David Walliams, Nick Grimshaw and Simon Cowell are the big new love triangle apparently

27 July 2015 5:27 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Watch out David Walliams - Simon Cowell has a new bromance.

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has issued a warning to Britain's Got Talent judge Walliams after she spotted Cowell getting friendly with new X Factor panellist Nick Grimshaw.

"Nick and Simon are the new David and Simon," she told the Daily Star. "They are like two big kids. I think David Walliams needs to watch out because Simon has a new boyfriend."

If Cheryl sounds like she's stirring the pot, maybe it's because Nick and Simon have mainly bonded over taking the mickey out of her.

"Me and Simon love each other," Nick said.

"David is out and I'm in. I think we upped it to a new level this week, because we wound Cheryl up something rotten. I love her but she is so easy to wind up and she can't help but react. We were both making cat noises at »

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Stereo Kicks James: 'I blame Louis entirely - but we should have worked harder'

25 July 2015 2:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Since Stereo Kicks announced a week ago that they were calling it a day, people have been lining up to stick the boot in.

But I've always had a soft spot for the unwieldy eight-piece. Always the underdogs, they had to deal with everything from Lee Nelson to Louis Walsh.

Ahead of the band's last ever show at Thorpe Park today (July 25), we caught up with James Graham to talk about the rise and fall of Stereo Kicks.

How does it feel that Stereo Kicks has come to an end?

"We've known it for obviously longer than it's been announced for. We've been trying to come to terms with it but it's such a difficult thing. It's been a year of all eight of our lives. We've spent pretty much every single day together.

"For that to be coming to an end, we're all absolutely gutted. It's an emotional subject, »

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Simon Cowell, Kenny Ortega Team for Sony’s Music-Driven Drama ‘Delinquents’ (Exclusive)

24 July 2015 11:25 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Simon Cowell and Kenny Ortega are teaming for “Delinquents,” a music-driven drama that has just been set up at Sony Pictures, TheWrap has learned. Alex Sabeti is writing the script, which follows a group of teenage boys who meet in detention, form a band and enter a battle of the bands competition. Ortega will direct and produce, while Cowell will produce for his Syco banner. The duo will lead an extensive search for fresh musical talent. Cowell certainly has experience with the genre thanks to “Americal Idol,” “The X Factor” and the “Got Talent” franchise. He also helped create One Direction and. »

- Jeff Sneider

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The X Factor: 13 brilliant and bonkers auditions that make us excited for the new series

24 July 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor wrapped up filming on its auditions yesterday, and you know what that means - the show's even closer to being back! And boy, what a treat we're in for if these previous auditions are anything to go by.

The audition stages always throw up some weird and wonderful acts, so we've collected just 13 of the best (and most bonkers) that remind us why we're so excited about The X Factor's return...

1. George Gerasimou (and Dermot telling him off)

Where do we even start? This is one of our favourite auditions ever. It starts off on a positive note as George explains that he has grown up since his awful try-out with Triple Trouble - but then as soon as Gary calls an early stop to the music, George kicks off big time, snarling all the while, and his mate joins him on stage to back him up. »

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14 things we learned at The X Factor auditions: Make no mistake, this is a revamped show

24 July 2015 6:11 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor auditions are over and done with - yep, the final session of acts belting their hearts out in front of the judges took place yesterday at London's Sse Arena - and we were there.

We headed to Wembley on Wednesday and Thursday for a snoop at the new panel. Read on to find out what we saw.

1. Make no mistake, this is a revamp.

The video shown at the start of each audition session talked up the "new" X Factor - it seems to us like the show is trying to prove it's different this time around.

2. Olly Murs and Caroline Flack are more 'Ant & Dec' than 'Dermot O'Leary'.

The new hosting duo are channelling a bit of Ant & Dec on Britain's Got Talent by standing at the side of the stage during auditions, chatting to each other, singing along and - in Caroline's »

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The X Factor: Cheryl Fernandez-Versini faces her "biggest regret" from a past series

24 July 2015 5:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor's Cheryl Fernandez-Versini was faced with her "biggest regret" at the final auditions in London yesterday.

An act that Cheryl had let go in a previous series returned for a second shot at The X Factor - and she couldn't have been happier about it.

In fact, Cheryl described dropping the act before as her "biggest regret" of that series and added: "I made a mistake."

And even Simon Cowell acknowledged that the contestant shouldn't have gone home before, saying: "We made a mistake. It happens. The good thing is that you came back."

But it turned out that the act being dropped in a previous series hadn't been all bad, as they explained that they are "happier now".

The X Factor wrapped up its auditions yesterday (July 23), and will kick off Boot Camp in less than a week.

The show will return to ITV later this year. »

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X Factor hosts Olly Murs and Caroline Flack not attending Judges' Houses?

24 July 2015 4:15 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

It's currently being suggested that X Factor hosts Olly Murs and Caroline Flack will not be attending the key Judges' Houses stage of the competition in person this year.

Instead, the duo will anchor proceedings from the studio, according to The Sun.

The ITV talent show's previous host Dermot O'Leary jetted across the world with the judges - touching down in locations such as Mexico, Australia and Los Angeles.

A spokesperson for ITV has since told Digital Spy: "There is nothing confirmed for Judges' Houses at this stage."

Last year's Judges' Houses - which sees finalists being selected for the live shows - saw Simon Cowell being joined by Sinitta at his lavish home in La, and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini teaming up with Tinie Tempah in Nice.

Louis Walsh was in Bermuda with Tulisa Contostavlos, while Mel B had a mini Spice Girls reunion with Emma Bunton in Mexico.

It has »

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Cheryl's husband wasn't best pleased with Nick Grimshaw's Segway clip: 'Her ass is mine, Jimmy the Grym'

24 July 2015 3:19 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

From now, we're only going to refer to Nick Grimshaw as 'Jimmy the Grym' - the bizarre nickname given to him by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's husband Jean-Bernard.

The Radio 1 DJ this week shared a funny clip of fellow X Factor judge Cheryl attempting (and failing miserably) to use a Segway, before whisking her off it.

She doesn't like it @cherylofficial

A video posted by nicholasgrimshaw (@nicholasgrimshaw) on Jul 21, 2015 at 1:39pm Pdt

Jean-Bernard then left a tongue-in-cheek comment underneath the Instagram post, which read: "Jimmy the grym you very funny and strong after all those hours in the gym but remember her ass is mine."

The French restaurateur added two crying-with-laughter emojis next to the message, and continued to post: "My ass is taken by God and my wife," before signing off: "Anyway it was fun everybody sleep well. But Jimmy sleep one eye open."

He later deleted the posts »

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The X Factor: How one act's audition went heartbreakingly wrong yesterday

23 July 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor is already shaping up to be truly heartbreaking if yesterday's audition session is anything to go by.

Digital Spy was in the audience for yesterday's afternoon auditions at London's Wembley Arena and we felt like giving one contestant a big hug after it all kind of went wrong for her.

The 22-year-old failed to impress the judges with her first song 'Make You Feel My Love', which Simon Cowell described as "like Adele, but not as good".

But when she was asked to do something a capella, her rendition of Michael Jackson's 'Who's Lovin' You' won everyone over and got the audience on their feet.

Nick Grimshaw praised her attitude and fire and said he had goosebumps, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini gave her props for rising to the challenge instead of crumbling and Simon told her that he liked seeing how much she wanted to win.

In fact, »

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Rita Ora's backing dancers through to X Factor boot camp

23 July 2015 4:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Rita Ora's backing dancers have made it through to the boot camp stage on 'The X Factor'. The 'Poison' hitmaker is said to have had no idea that twins Polly and Sophie Duniam - who have toured with her and appeared in her 'I Will Never Let You Down' music video - planned to audition for the ITV show. However, when the wacky duo - known as My Bad Sister - took to the stage, she immediately recognised them, saying: ''I know you.'' Polly and Sophie, 28, received four yeses after impressing judges Rita, Nick Grimshaw, Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini with their »

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Simon Cowell driven around in 'gold buggy cart'

23 July 2015 1:00 AM, PDT | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Simon Cowell insists on being driven around in a ''gold buggy cart''. The 'X Factor' boss reportedly has a string of backstage demands for the show, which include a king-sized bed and a personal barman, as well as a playroom for his 19-month-old son Eric. A source said: ''Simon's dressing room is like a mini version of his house - he even has a king-sized bed and bath, plus a storage area for his Champagne. ''His list of requirements also includes a barman, massage therapist and a gold buggy cart to take him around.'' Meanwhile, the insider claims Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has a staggering £150,000 »

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Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! Watch it with us - as it happened

22 July 2015 8:09 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Quip along with us as we take a look at the third - third! - in the series of SyFy’s camp disaster movie, stuffed with cameos from 90s stars. And sharks

11.09pm Et

Thanks everyone for tuning in. We got to see a strangely conservative movie full of tea partiers, Nascar, Real Housewives, and more product placement than you can throw a bag of 3D Doritos at. There was a space shuttle launch, a laser chainsaw, and Frankie Muniz getting all of his limbs eaten off by a a shark.All in all, that is a fine night of entertainment. We’ll see you again next year when we see just how #AprilDies.

11.06pm Et

Damn, how sad that Tara Reid’s fate is left up to humanity and we get to decide if she lives or dies on Twitter. Isn’t there a Ray Bradbury story about something like this? »

- Brian Moylan in New York

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