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Stacey Solomon's dream X Factor mentor

5 hours ago | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Stacey Solomon would love to have been mentored by Rita Ora on 'The X Factor'. The 25-year-old singer - who came third on the sixth series of the ITV talent competition - has admitted it would have been amazing being looked after by the ''best female artist in the UK''. Of the show's new judges - Nick Grimshaw and Rita - she exclusively told Bang Showbiz: ''I think it's great you've got a leader in radio and then what I think is the best female artist in the UK at the moment. She's an amazing singer and songwriter and I just think »

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Downton Abbey has gained another royal fan in the form of Queen Elizabeth II

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

Downton Abbey already counts the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge among its fans, and now one more member of the Royal Family can reportedly be added to that list.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Queen Elizabeth II is a big fan of the ITV show - and also one of its biggest critics.

"[The Queen] loves watching Downton Abbey and pointing out things they have got wrong, partly because she is familiar with Highclere Castle, where it is filmed," author and royal chronicler Brian Hoey told the newspaper.

"She is the same when she is watching anything on television. In one programme she was watching, the Queen noticed that a British officer was wearing medals that were from the wrong era. It was set in the First World War but the medals he was wearing did not come in until the Second World War."

Hoey also added that Her Majesty enjoys watching Dad's Army, »

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The X Factor 2015 spoilers: Meet the 10 acts auditioning tonight

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

It's Saturday, and we all know what that means - it's time for some more X Factor fun tonight! There are 10 acts in tonight's show trying to impress the judges, so who are they - and what will they be singing?

1. Jamie Benkert

Age: 24

From: Southend

Job: Healthcare assistant and Olly Murs tribute act

Song: Original song 'Dance All Night' & medley of 'Hold On We're Going Home' - Drake & 'Uptown Funk' - Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars

2. Flaxen

Age: Jordan Rhodes (25) and Steph Dobson (24)

From: Leeds

Song: 'We Found Love' - Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris

3. Alien

Age: Madison Matic (19), Temple Angus (24), Shae Barry (23), Natalie Kassanga (18), Yasmin Crotch (22), Frank Arens (17)

From: London

Song: 'Pump It' - Black Eyed Peas

4. Zen Blythe

Age: 28

From: Newcastle

Job: Front of house at a theatre

Song: 'Pompeii' - Bastille

5. Danny Charles

Age: 25

From: Essex

Song: 'Sings A Song For You' - Donny Hathaway

6. Simon Lynch »

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The X Factor 2015: 10 very important teasers about tonight's episode

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

The X Factor is back for another slice of audition fun tonight, and it's an action-packed show... but what sorts of things can you expect from the episode?

1. An Olly Murs lookalike tries out for the judges - but they don't just share a similar face. (All we'll say is that the movie Single White Female gets a namecheck.)

2. Last week we had backing dancers and an impressive video package. Tonight? One act actually brings fire on stage. (We're not being metaphorical.)

3. "You kind of remind me of Stevi Ritchie." (No, Louis Walsh isn't back.)

4. Rita Ora gets so upset after one particularly difficult 'no' that Simon gives her a hug. (Well, half a hug. A back pat. It all counts.)

5. Cheryl gives one act a yes before he's even sung... because he's from Newcastle.

6. "Rita said you smashed it. I'd say you 'slightly cracked it'."

7. Simon is very disagreeable during some auditions. »

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These X Factor judges fruit n' veg portraits aren't at all creepy...

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

The X Factor stars have become the subject of new fruit n' veg portraits - and is it us, or are they just a little bit creepy?

Olly Murs becomes Broc-Olly Murs in these health-conscious, if slightly sinister, new artworks.

The X Factor backstage secrets revealed: The naked truth behind the auditions

Rita Ora, Caroline Flack and Nick Grimshaw also get the treatment - surely Cheryl Cole-slaw is next in line for the fruity makeover?

Greggs created the portraits to celebrate the ITV series returning to our screens, but never can we look at these stars the same again.

Elsewhere, Rita Ora has revealed to Digital Spy she was dreading taking on The X Factor's "scary" Six Chair Challenge.

The X Factor continues on Saturday night on ITV.

Watch Rita Ora's DS chat below: »

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X Factor contestant Mason Noise reacts to being called "an arsehole" by Simon Cowell: "He lost control"

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

Outspoken X Factor contestant Mason Noise has fired back after being called an "arsehole" by judge Simon Cowell.

Tensions between the two boiled over during the Six-Chair Challenge, when Mason complained about his screen time in last weekend's premiere.

"Why is it I only got a 47-second part on the show when others got 10-minute timeslots?" he argued.

Cowell responded: "Don't tell me how long you should have on this show. You should feel lucky to be on this show. Why don't you shut up?"

Noise was ultimately led off stage to chants of "off" from the crowd, but is now telling The Mirror that he stands by his behaviour.

"[Simon] lost control and it was uncalled for. Especially as all I was doing was saying an opinion," the musician insisted.

Noise later added: "I think that no one has ever questioned him before and no one has questioned the format of the show. »

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Rita Ora felt sorry for Nick Grimshaw during The X Factor's Six Chair Challenge

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

Rita Ora has admitted she 'felt sorry' for Nick Grimshaw recently, after his category failed to impress during The X Factor's Six Chair Challenge.

Ora said to Digital Spy that she believes the DJ can turn the fortunes of the Boys around, despite an unconvincing start.

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

The 24-year-old spoke about Grimshaw's category, saying: "The Boys have had a little problem.

"In the beginning it was almost like I was looking at Grimmy like, 'Ooh I feel sorry for you. You can help me with my girls if you want!'

"But then it came back around towards the end. But you know, Grimmy's an amazing mentor, he can turn it all around and make them sound amazing," she added.

The X Factor continues this Saturday on ITV.

Watch what Rita Ora had to say »

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Rita Ora insists there is no X Factor feud between her and 'big sister' Cheryl

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

Rita Ora has insisted there is no X Factor feud between her and 'big sister' Cheryl Fernandez-Versini.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Ora said her fellow judge looks after her on the show.

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

Rita Ora was "dreading" The X Factor's Six Chair Challenge

"I actually haven't seen that much media drama between me and Cheryl because there isn't any," she said.

The 24-year-old added: "She's literally been the coolest mentor. Not only for the contestants but for me because I went straight to her and I was like, 'How are you doing this?'

"She's like my big sister and she looks after me and I'm really grateful."

The X Factor continues tomorrow on ITV.

Watch what Rita Ora had to say about her new album and how she deals with criticism below: »

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Rita Ora was "dreading" The X Factor's Six Chair Challenge

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

Rita Ora has revealed she was dreading taking on The X Factor's "scary" Six Chair Challenge.

The judge, who is new to the show this year, spoke to Digital Spy about the traumatic event, which took place earlier this week.

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

"The Six Chair Challenge was the one I was dreading," the 'I Will Never Let You Down' singer said.

"I've been warned about it. Cheryl's been abused about it. Last year she had things thrown at her and they had to stop filming."

The 24-year-old added: "Simon was kind of like, 'Oof I don't think you're ready', and I was not ready."

Rita Ora sets 'bollocks' album rumours straight: 'I was hurt, but now I'm back'

Speaking about this year's show, she said: "I got the best category though, which are the Girls and I'm very happy. »

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The X Factor: Bupsi tries to seduce a wide-eyed Simon Cowell with her provocative audition

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

Bupsi raises the temperature with her provocative X Factor audition this weekend.

Airing in tomorrow's episode (September 5), the contestant performs a seductive routine which wows Simon Cowell, as she sings Tina Turner's 'Rock Me Baby'.

The X Factor backstage secrets revealed: The naked truth behind the auditions

Bupsi sits on Cowell's lap before crawling across the judges' table, as Rita Ora and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini also watch on.

The contestant then does the splits, to the delight of the audience.

The X Factor airs on ITV.

Relive the five angriest auditions ever on The X Factor below: »

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The X Factor: Che Chesterton wows judges with Jessie J's Who You Are

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

We're already going into the second weekend of X Factor auditions, and this guy is definitely one to keep your eye on.

Che Chesterton wowed the judges with his soulful rendition of Jessie J's hit 'Who You Are', leaving even Simon Cowell smiling by the end.

If he gets through to the finals, the 18-year-old will be mentored by new judge Nick Grimshaw.

Fellow newbie Rita Ora has the Girls, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini will be in charge of the Groups and last year's winning judge Simon Cowell has the Overs again.

The X Factor continues on Saturday (September 5) at 8pm on ITV. Get all the gossip about the new series from the judges below: »

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The X Factor: Olly Murs comes face to face with his doppelganger and number one fan

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

Hang on, is that Olly Murs auditioning for The X Factor again?

Not quite. Meet the cheeky chappie's doppelganger, healthcare assistant Jamie Benkert. Oh, and he also seems to be Olly's number one fan.

The X Factor backstage secrets revealed: The naked truth behind the auditions

"[Olly's] a great entertainer," Jamie raves. "He's one of those people you'd love to have a drink with. I'd love him to be one of my friends.

"I want to be able to be an international superstar like Olly Murs, selling records - like Olly Murs."

Jamie's audition airs during Saturday's (September 5) X Factor episode on ITV.

Relive the five angriest auditions ever on The X Factor below: »

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The X Factor 2015: Everything you need to know including the judges, airdates and rumours

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

The X Factor is well and truly under way, and we've been keeping an eye on everything that's been going on...

When is The X Factor on TV?

The show kicked off on August 29 - and in fact, in an attempt to avoid any clashes with Strictly Come Dancing, ITV bosses have unveiled the full schedule right from the off, so we know everything that's coming. You can get a proper look at it here, but auditions continue until Saturday, September 19 with boot camp kicking off on September 20. That's the first of five boot camp shows - two set in a country house, and then three episodes of the dreaded Six Chair Challenge. They're all on Sundays, to avoid the Rugby World Cup, but once that's out of the way, we'll get live Judges' Houses on October 24 and October 25... and then come the big live shows from October 31. And the grand final? »

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

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

The X Factor is well and truly under way, and we've been keeping an eye on everything that's been going on...

When is The X Factor on TV?

The show kicked off on August 29 - and in fact, in an attempt to avoid any clashes with Strictly Come Dancing, ITV bosses have unveiled the full schedule right from the off, so we know everything that's coming. You can get a proper look at it here, but auditions continue until Saturday, September 19 with boot camp kicking off on September 20. That's the first of five boot camp shows - two set in a country house, and then three episodes of the dreaded Six Chair Challenge. They're all on Sundays, to avoid the Rugby World Cup, but once that's out of the way, we'll get live Judges' Houses on October 24 and October 25... and then come the big live shows from October 31. And the grand final? »

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Stacey Solomon backs The X Factor in ratings drama: 'Soon a billion people will be watching'

4 September 2015 5:28 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Stacey Solomon has insisted that The X Factor isn't in trouble after the ratings for the launch weekend were lower than expected.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Solomon pointed out that lots of people are still tuning in for the singing competition.

"When they say [the ratings are] not great, come on - it's still millions and millions of people," she said. "And then also it's summer, everyone's on holiday still - everyone will come back and it will be cold and Christmassy and there will be more people than own TV sets tuning in."

She added: "I think it's absolutely fine. We get this every year don't we? 'Ooh, not as many people are tuning in,' and then three weeks later a billion people are watching."

Solomon added that she's still a big fan of the show, saying: "I love when it comes on. It gives me the best nostalgic feeling ever. »

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The X Factor's Olly Murs and Caroline Flack: 'We flirted a little but we're just friends'

4 September 2015 5:12 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor's Olly Murs and Caroline Flack have again quashed rumours of a possible romance.

In separate TV interviews this morning (September 4), the new co-hosts said that - although there was some flirting - they are just friends for the sake of their working relationship.

"It all stems from a tweet she did in 2009 when I was on the show and auditioned, saying she fancied me," Olly told ITV's Good Morning Britain.

"Obviously then, we started to work with each other. When we first worked with each other, we were both single, so it was kind of like we were flirting, having a lot of fun. Then we realised this should never happen. If we want to work together, we can't be doing this."

Caroline told ITV's Lorraine that she doesn't believe they will ever become a couple.

"No!" she said. "My mum still does. My mum says, »

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The X Factor: Simon Cowell calls Mason Noise an "arsehole" at the Six-Chair Challenge

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

Simon Cowell got into a heated argument with an X Factor contestant on stage, and called him an "arsehole" during the Six-Chair Challenge.

It all unfolded in front of an audience of 4,000, who were backing and cheering Cowell and booing Mason Noise.

Mason decided to have a bizarrely-timed go at Cowell live in front of the cameras about his lack of screen time in the opening episode of the series.

"Why is it I only got a 47-second part on the show when others got 10-minute timeslots?" he argued.

Cowell responded: "Don't tell me how long you should have on this show. You should feel lucky to be on this show. Why don't you shut up?"

As the crowd started chanting "off" at Mason, the judge added: "Apologise to these guys over there who've spent hours editing your tape. You come on and insult my show and insult these producers. »

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Louis Walsh misses The X Factor

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

Louis Walsh misses being on 'The X Factor' The 63-year-old music manager - who was axed as a judge on the ITV talent show earlier this year - has admitted he's been watching the new series and is feeling a bit nostalgic. He confessed: ''I do miss it a little bit actually. I actually do. I was watching it and I kind of missed being on it.'' Louis thinks show boss Simon Cowell made a good decision to steal new judge Rita Ora from rival BBC show 'The Voice', but couldn't resist making a dig at his replacement, BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick »

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Sob story update: Lord Sugar doesn’t buy Simon Cowell’s X Factor tears

3 September 2015 10:37 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

But the two titans of reality TV both have a history of welling up in public

Reality formats at dawn as Lord Siralan Sugar doesn’t buy into Simon Cowell’s tears during an audition on The X Factor.

On last week’s show, Simon – whose mother died just before filming began – was seen welling up as a contestant dedicated his song to a dead friend. Cowell eventually had to leave the arena to compose himself.

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- Marina Hyde

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The X Factor: Simon Cowell gets booed into making huge U-turns during Six Chair Challenge

2 September 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor judge Simon Cowell was forced to make some huge U-turns after being booed by the audience at a brutal Six Chair Challenge today.

Cowell had to decide which six acts from the Overs category would make it through to the live Judges' Houses stage but struggled to choose which singers deserved a spot.

After he swapped one singer out, the crowd was furious and began chanting for the act to be brought back - leaving Cowell with his head in his hands.

He changed his mind and brought back the axed singer, sending home someone else instead - but only after consulting the audience on who should lose their chair.

But the drama wasn't over for Cowell, who faced yet another furious response from the audience when he decided to send another act home.

The boos even continued into the next singer's performance, as Cowell sighed: "We're »

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