X Factor UK Headlines for 11/02/12

Lucy Spraggan: TO BE OR NOT TO BE?

X Factor star Lucy D-Day on ‘quitting’
X FACTOR bosses will today decide if crocked contestant Lucy Spraggan is well enough to return — as her pal Rylan Clark said she was on the verge of quitting.

She was forced to pull out of last weekend’s show because of ill health and was given a bye to this Saturday.

But Lucy, 21, has not been well enough to rehearse. Pal Rylan, 24, said: “Her health comes first and the show comes second at the moment.”

Lucy was due to have had her first practice session on Wednesday since being signed off last Friday. But she pulled out, citing exhaustion.

A source said: “It’s completely up to her when she wants to come back to the show and there is no pressure from the producers or anyone else.”

Lucy is due to perform a version of Rihanna’s No 1 hit Umbrella.
Read more: The Sun

X Factor ‘to be axed’ next year
SIMON Cowell’s ex Sinitta says the music mogul will END the British version of The X Factor next year.

The ITV1 reality show has seen its ratings fall since Cowell left to join the American version.

Sinitta told Closer magazine: “I’m told next year is going to be the last. It’ll have been ten years.”

But a show source said last night: “There are no plans for it to end. It is one of the most successful shows in Britain.”

The X Factor’s current three-year deal with ITV runs out next year and negotiations on a new contract are expected to kick off after Christmas.
Read more: The Sun

One Direction performed “Live While We’re Young” on X Factor Italy last night:

Little Mix preformed “Wings” on X Factor Australia:

http://youtu.be/HX0VYdamLUM

Last week, Cher Lloyd performed “Want You Back” on X Factor Australia:

http://youtu.be/0wHVj0J9vGI

‘We love the screaming': One Direction reveal their favourite thing about being superstars is the loud fans
Being picture perfect is something that comes rather easily to the good looking members of One Direction.

The British boy band looked at their dashing best as they got suited and booted for a glossy photo shoot and revealed that they just love girls screaming at them.

The former X Factor competitors are unable to go anywhere in public without being mobbed by their fans, but that is just one perk of the job.

Speaking in December’s edition of Vogue magazine Niall Horan said: ‘I love it. I love the screaming.

‘They love it, too: they’ve all got their tickets and they’ve been waiting a year or so to see you, so you’ve got to give it your best.’
Read more: The Daily Mail

One Direction hit Madrid: cue fun, frolics and a LOT of screaming fans
What’s the Spanish word for ‘SCREAM!’?
Sadly, we don’t know the answer to the question we pose above. We studied French at school, alright? So we’ll just have to use the English word ‘SCREAM!’ as we describe how One Direction’s appearance on Spanish TV show El Hormiguero – which was filmed in front of a live studio audeince made up pretty much exclusively of hysterical teenage girls – went…

The 1D boys arrive on-set.

The girls say “SCREAM!”

Niall shouts “Hola!”

The girls say “SCREAM!”

Niall follows up with “Que pasa, Espanol?” (Which, roughly translated, means ‘what’s happening, Spain?’ – who knew he was so good at languages?)

The girls say “SCREAM!”
Read more: The Mirror

The mile-high sleepover club! One Direction snuggle up on their private jet after appearing on Italian X Factor
They’re the type of lads who wouldn’t mind joining the daring club made famous by amorous pilots, flight attendants and passengers alike.

But the only action One Direction wanted to enjoy at that altitude was some duvet action.

Although that may not have been the case for Harry Styles.

Whilst Liam Payne tweeted photos of his pals all tucked in, Harry tweeted a close up photo of himself with an unknown blond girl in what looks like the cockpit.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Flo Rida wants 1D collaboration: “It would be beautiful for music”
Flo Rida has revealed that he wants to collaborate with One Direction.

The rapper says fans would like to see the hook-up because it is “out of the norm” and described the potential collaboration as being “beautiful for music”.
Read more: Digital Spy

There won’t be anything left of her soon! Jesy Nelson shows off her even slimmer figure in cropped T-shirt and hotpants as Little Mix go Down Under
She faced cruel taunts about her weight when she appeared on The X Factor last year.

Since then, Jesy Nelson has done her best to shed a few pounds by eating healthily and working out.

And it certainly seems as though all the hard work is paying off for the 21-year-old singer, who displayed her even slimmer figure as she posed with her bandmates against the backdrop of the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Monday.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Mind you don’t trip! Perrie Edwards negotiates some tricky steps in skyscraper heels for Sydney magazine shoot
She’s used to wearing interesting footwear for photo shoots, but Perrie Edwards found her latest heels a little tricky to handle.

The blonde Little Mix star, who’s in Australia promoting the band’s new album, wore a pair of killer black studded stilettos on Monday as she took part in a shoot for Girlfriend Magazine with the rest of the girls.

Looking a little nervous as she walked slowly around the set, the 19-year-old negotiated the studio steps with caution.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock leaves little to the imagination in white all-in-one… but keeps her bottom under wraps
There’s nothing like a strategically placed jumper to protect your modesty.

And thank goodness Leigh-Anne Pinnock strapped a colourful one round her waist when she stepped out in a VERY snug white unitard.

The 21-year old wore this highly-exposing outfit to a publicity event with the rest of Little Mix on Wednesday.

But the clingy material of her onesie hardly seemed the best choice.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Continuing their world domination: X Factor winners Little Mix perform to hundreds of fans in shopping centre Down Under
They’re currently Down Under promoting their debut album DNA, and it’s clear to see that Little Mix’s large fan base is global.

On Thursday the former X Factor winners treated their Little Mixers to a performance at the Eastland Shopping Centre in Melbourne.

And as Jesy Nelson, 21, Jade Thirlwall, 19, Perrie Edwards, 19, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 21 took to the stage they was greeted by hundreds of fans.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Little Mix perform new single ‘DNA’ a capella – video
Little Mix have performed an a capella version of their new single.

The girl group will release ‘DNA’ as the official second cut from their album of the same name on November 11, and have filmed an a capella rendition of the track.
Read more: Digital Spy

He obviously went to the barbers with his Eyes Wide Shut! JLS’ Aston Merrygold sports half-shaven hairstyle
Their ascent to stardom has been non-stop since they placed second on The X Factor in 2008.

And still with the ability to make their fans weak at the knees, JLS were pictured on Wednesday as they arrived at the London Studios in Waterloo.

Greeted by masses of fans, the boys were all smiles as they readied their appearance on This Morning, but it was ladies’ man Aston Merrygold who stole the spotlight with his half-shaven head.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Ella and her fella: X Factor star Ella Henderson and Union J’s George Shelley look loved up at Pride of Britain bash
The X Factor teenagers held hands while George gently stroked Ella’s back and whispered to her
Just call me Cupid.

Like Frank Lampard and Christine Bleakley, the less successful Paul McCartney and Heather Mills, Russell Brand and Geri Halliwell (for a week, anyway) and, as you’ve already read, Tulisa and Max George, the Mirror’s Pride of Britain awards have helped fuel another romance – between The X Factor’s Ella Henderson and Union J’s George Shelley.
Read more: The Mirror

Take a bow: Ella Henderson joins the cast of Dreamboats and Petticoats on stage as she prepares for X Factor live show
She’s currently making her dreams come true as she competes to be crowned the winner of The X Factor 2012.

And as she preps her performance for the fourth live show on Saturday, Ella Henderson has been using her spare time to draw inspiration from other entertainers.

On Thursday the 16-year-old singer was pictured at Wyndham’s Theatre were she watched a showing of Dreamboats and Petticoats.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘They think she could be the UK’s Oprah:’ Cheryl Cole in talks to sign ‘lucrative’ deal to host her own chat show
She’s steered clear of television work after being sacked from her role as a judge on the US X Factor last year.

But Cheryl Cole could be set to make a triumphant return to the small screen after being offered a ‘lucrative contact’ to host her very own chat show.

And Sky1 bosses are hoping her personable nature could see her follow in the footsteps of US chat show queen, Oprah Winfrey.
Read more: The Daily Mail