X Factor UK Headlines for 06/22/14

Ella Henderson blocks 5 Seconds of Summer from the top of UK’s Singles Chart!

The judges film the first audition round.

A mini adventure begins! X Factor judges Cheryl Cole and Mel B battle it out in black and white short skirts at the first X Factor auditions
It looked like the battle of the mini skirts at the first X Factor auditions, as judges Cheryl Cole and Mel B arrived in tiny numbers.

Cheryl’s white outfit was complete with an off-white pleated skirt, while Mel had chosen a black and golden studded number.

Clearly both judges had physically prepared for this day, as both their legs looked toned to perfection as they arrived in Manchester.
Read more: Daily Mail

Did Caroline give you style tips? New Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane Crawford shows off her legs in leather mini on the first day of auditions
Caroline Flack became known for her love of shorts thanks to her hosting gig on The Xtra Factor.

And now it looks like her replacement Sarah-Jane Crawford is following in her footsteps by showing off a bit of leg on the first day of X Factor auditions.

Sarah-Jane, 29, arrived in a leather mini-skirt paired with a white shirt, black pussy-bow and platform sandals at Lancashire County Cricket Club, Manchester.
Read more: Daily Mail

First look: Cheryl Cole returns to X Factor panel three years after being fired… and of course she’s sat next to boss Simon Cowell
She famously got sacked from the US version of popular talent show X Factor back in 2011, but Cheryl Cole is finally back where she belongs.

In newly released images of this year’s judging panel, the Geordie singer is back in Simon Cowell’s good books as she gets to sit alongside the TV mogul, while both sporting matching white outfits.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the former Girls Aloud singer is seated far from Louis Walsh, amid rumours that Cheryl wanted Simon to ditch him from the show.
Read more: Daily Mail

Plan B has worked! X Factor judge Mel steals the limelight on day two of auditions by showcasing pins in patterned minidress as Cheryl Cole arrives in ripped jeans
They both had their legs on display on day one of The X Factor auditions on Monday.

And new judge Mel B clearly decided not to change a winning formula as she arrived for the second day of auditions in Manchester on Tuesday in a patterned minidress.

The former Spice Girl’s attire enabled her to display her legs for a second day running, but returning judge Cheryl did away with her miniskirt.
Read more: Daily Mail

Orange is the new black for Cheryl Cole, while Mel B plays it safe in a VERY snug LBD at the X Factor auditions in London
The X Factor auditions have finally made their way to London.

So it’s no surprise that Cheryl Cole and Mel B would arrive in typically glamorous style.

The pair turned up at the capital’s Emirates stadium on Friday in contrasting styles – but both ready to take each other on in the fashion war.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘The pressure is going to be on Cheryl this year': Simon Cowell talks about Cole’s highly anticipated return to the X Factor
As fans anxiously await Cheryl Cole’s return to the X Factor later this year, one person who understands the pressure she faces is boss and fellow judge Simon Cowell.

Cole, who turns 31 on June 30, quit the UK show for the American version in 2011 – only to be swiftly booted from the US incarnation amid a storm of headlines.

And now that the former Girls Aloud star is set to return to her seat on the judges’ panel, Cowell concedes that with the huge buzz comes great expectations.
Read more: Daily Mail

Simon Cowell channels James Bond in X Factor opening sequence by flying in a chopper and dashing into a limo… as it’s claimed he’s ‘created havoc’ among judges
He’s been seen looking dapper in a suit all week for The X Factor auditions.

But Simon Cowell put his sharp look to even better use recently when he shot the opening sequence for the programme in a field in Redhill, Surrey.

The X Factor judge was seen channelling his inner James Bond as he flew down to the ground in a helicopter before dashing into a waiting limousine.
Read more: Daily Mail

Rebecca Ferguson is expecting a baby girl!

That’s my girl! X Factor winner Sam Bailey shows off 4D ultrasound scan of her growing bundle of joy at press launch
It may be another 15 weeks until Sam Bailey’s baby girl makes her arrival, but that hasn’t stopped her from showing her face in full multi-dimensional glory.

X Factor winner Sam, who turns 37 on June 29, was treated to a 4D ultrasound scan when she attended a press launch for the Miracle In Progress clinic in London on Tuesday.

The Compass singer made her way to the capital’s Covent Garden Hotel, where she was able to utilise one of their high-spec machines to see the face of her soon-to-arrive bundle of joy.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’m ready to get stuck in': JLS star J.B. Gill shares his excitement about impending fatherhood as pregnant wife Chloe shows off her growing baby bump
He is set to become a father for the first time later this year.

But first fans have been watching JLS star Jonathan ‘J.B.’ Gill fine-tune his culinary skills on the latest series of Celebrity Masterchef.

The 27-year-old made a stop on Lorraine on Friday morning to discuss his time on the show as well as to share his joy about impending fatherhood.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson completes takeover of Doncaster Rovers… and then launches a campaign which aims to raise £2million to support the club’s future
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson has completed his takeover of Doncaster Rovers FC, it has been confirmed.

The 22-year-old singer, who is a lifelong fan of the football club, has joined forces with the club’s former chairman John Ryan, and his spokesman has confirmed the deal is done.

He told the Press Association: ‘It’s done, the takeover is complete.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Living while they’re young! Harry Styles and Liam Payne party at One Direction’s management’s summer bash in London
They once sang about living life while they’re young.

Which is exactly what One Direction’s Harry Styles and Liam Payne did when they attended the Modest Management summer party on Wednesday night.

The lads made their way to The Vineyard in central London, which had been privately hired especially for the annual get-together.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction fan lands SIX-FIGURE book deal after her online fantasy fiction about the boy band attracts 800million reads
A One Direction fan’s online fantasy fiction about the boyband has proved so popular that it has won her a six-figure publishing deal.

Anna Todd, a 25-year-old from Texas, decided to try her hand at fan fiction after stumbling upon Wattpad, an online writing community with an entire section dedicated to fan fiction.

The first-time writer posted her story, After, in 300 daily installments, ultimately amassing more than 800million reads before Gallery Books offered her a six-figure advance to turn the stories into a book, according to Billboard.
Read more: Daily Mail

Union J “Tonight (We Live Forever)” [Official Lyric Video Premiere]
The boys of Union J are finally back to the business. Following the not-so-successful debut self-titled album “Union J“, released in 2013, the guys have ready a brand new single entitled “Tonight (We Live Forever)“.

The track is confirmed as the lead single taken from their upcoming sophomore studio album, still untitled, scheduled to be released later this year via RCA and Syco Music.

Read more: Ultimate Music

Little MINX! Jesy Nelson struggles to keep her cleavage concealed in plunging jumpsuit as girl group take to the stage flesh-baring outfits for Summertime Ball
They may be called Little Mix, but there was nothing small about Jesy Nelson’s cleavage at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball on Saturday.

The X Factor star was almost struggling to keep her bust in place as she arrived at Wembley Stadium in a daring black jumpsuit.

She joined fellow band members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock as they put on an impressive sartorial display ahead of their performance at the annual event.
Read more: Daily Mail

He’s a hands on daddy! Simon Cowell posts personal picture of him giving baby Eric a bath as his son gazes up at him lovingly
He once said he would never change one of his son’s nappies, but Simon Cowell seems to have come full-circle and is now a fully-fledged hands on dad.

The 54-year-old TV mogul tweeted a touching photograph of himself bathing his four-month-old son Eric, captioning the lovely image with the words: ‘Bath Time!’

His cute son can be seen sitting in a bath-seat as he gazes up at his father adoringly, while Simon tenderly gives him a little wash.
Read more: Daily Mail


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Irish Charts
Singles
1 5 Seconds of Summer – Don’t Stop
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2 Ella Henderson – Ghost
15 Little Mix – Salute
50 One Direction – You & I
67 One Direction – Story of My Life
73 Little Mix – Move
90 One Direction – Best Song Ever
99 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful

Albums
1 Garth Brooks – The Ultimate Hits
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14 One Direction – Midnight Memories
59 One Direction – Up All Night
86 One Direction – Take Me Home
92 Little Mix – Salute

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The Official Charts
Singles
1 Ella Henderson – Ghost (2nd week @ #1)
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14 Little Mix – Salute
88 One Direction – You & I

Albums
1 Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence
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29 Little Mix – Salute
42 One Direction – Midnight Memories

Ella Henderson’s Ghost remains top of the Official Singles Chart
Ella Henderson has overtaken mid-week leaders 5 Seconds Of Summer to spend a second week at Number 1 with Ghost.

X Factor star Ella Henderson today spends a second week at Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart.

The 18-year-old, who claimed the top spot last Sunday with her debut release, Ghost, has fought off tough competition from Australian boyband 5 Seconds Of Summer to retain her chart crown.

5SOS, who are new in at Number 2 today with their latest single Don’t Stop, had been leading the race to Number 1 all week. However, in one of the closest fought chart battles of 2014 so far, Ella pipped them to the post at the eleventh hour with a winning margin of nearly 3,000 copies.
Read more: The Official Charts Company

  • golcook

    Good for Ella… Ghost is a great song!