X Factor bosses 'ban sob stories' to make show fresh and fun

Published Monday, Aug 17 2015, 10:22 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
X Factor bosses have reportedly banned this year's contestants from using tired clich├ęs while being interviewed for the show.

We're all used to the usual "sob stories" from hopeful singers but apparently producers want to ditch these emotional segments in favour of a fresh new show, to go with their fresh panel of judges and hosts.

X Factor 2015: Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw have been pictured on the X Factor judging panel for the first time. 8 July 2015.

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The new look judging panel and hosts.

According to Daily Star Sunday, that means the end of contestants talking about their journey and the like. We can't imagine an X Factor without at least one 'journey' story!

A source said: "They are changing every aspect of the show to make it feel completely fresh this year. They want it to be about fun, not tears."

Bosses have already been true to their word, hiring two new judges to replace Louis Walsh and Mel B. The departure of Louis is a particular sign they're going for a new look show as he's been on the panel since day one.

Instead, we'll see Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini returning alongside singer Rita Ora and BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show host Nick Grimshaw.

On the presenting front, it's all change as well, with Caroline Flack and Olly Murs replacing long-time host Dermot O'Leary, who stepped down at the end of last series.

The Saturdays' Rochelle Humes and KISS FM DJ Melvin Odoom will host Xtra Factor, replacing Sarah-Jane Crawford.

Another big difference will be judges' houses going out live with Caroline and Olly hosting from a studio in London. Does that mean the end of all those dramatic, tearful and drawn out split camera moments when we know one contestant is going home and another is staying?

All change indeed!

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