X Factor UK Headlines for 04/05/15

One Direction is moving on without Zayn Malik. Louis Walsh no longer has a job for life on the X Factor, but he might stick around for another season as Simon is struggling to find a suitable replacement.

Zayn Malik’s face is removed from One Direction’s opening tour video as the band move forward from his shocking departure
As the band move forward following his shocking departure last week, Zayn Malik’s face has been removed from One Direction’s introductory montage on their world tour.

The boys – Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan – performed their first gig without Zayn in South Africa on Sunday evening and social media reports has revealed that their former bandmate is no longer part of the opening video.

As they played to the eager crowd at the Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, it has been claimed by fans at the concert that Niall and Louis picked up Zayn’s solo’s in their hit songs.
Read more: Daily Mail

Niall Horan confirms One Direction have started working on their new album following Zayn Malik’s shock departure
Niall Horan has revealed that One Direction have started work on their new album.

The popular boyband – which also includes Harry Styles, Liam Paye and Louis Tomlinson – recently saw Zayn Malik walk away from the spotlight, but Niall has told fans that plans to make a new record remain on track.

Taking to Twitter on Sunday, he shared: ‘Had a sit down last night with the label, started organising our writing sessions for the next album! F*** yeaaaahhhh! Can’t wait!’
Read more: Daily Mail

Louis Tomlinson slams ‘inconsiderate’ Naughty Boy for ‘winding up’ One Direction fans by tweeting Zayn Malik’s solo demo
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson got into a heated Twitter argument with British producer Naughty Boy in the early hours of Tuesday morning as fans were given their first listen of Zayn Malik’s solo material.

The singer, 23, was angered by a video Naughty Boy retweeted which seemed to imply that the music producer ‘saved’ Zayn, following his shocking decision to leave One Direction last week.

After spotting the 30-year-old DJ retweet a ‘Naughty Boy saved Zaughty’ video which said ‘Zaughty will rise’, Louis immediately shared his thoughts tweeting: ‘Wow @NaughtyBoyMusic you’re so inconsiderate pal, seriously how f****** old are you ? Grow up! #masterofallwisdom.’
Read more: Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE ‘It’s not Zayn’s solo track’: Malik demo leaked by Naughty Boy was an ‘OLD song recorded for a One Direction album’
Naughty Boy infuriated One Direction fans on Tuesday by posting a recording of what has been widely reported as Zayn Malik’s first solo song.

The track I Won’t Mind was shared on (and swiftly removed from) SoundCloud by the producer but a source close to Zayn, 22, has exclusively told MailOnline that it is in fact an old song, which was recorded for but ultimately did not make it on to One Direction’s last album FOUR.

The insider explained: ‘It’s important fans know this isn’t a solo Zayn song or even representative of material he might record in the future. If you listen to the track it is clearly a song written with One Direction in mind for their last album. It’s not new, nor is it a Zayn Malik solo track.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Zayn was the one who struggled the most’: One Direction: This Is Us documentary director Morgan Spurlock says Malik was always overwhelmed by fame
One Direction: This Is Us offered fans an in-depth look at the boys’ antics on tour and unprecedented access to their lives.

But while Zayn Malik appeared to be having a blast alongside his bandmates in the documentary film, which grossed over $67 million worldwide, director Morgan Spurlock admits the Bradford-born singer was always the least comfortable with fame.

The 22-year-old left fans heartbroken when he chose to quit the band after five years last week, a decision Morgan believes was a long time coming.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘He chose to stay with the band’: Louis Tomlinson ‘turned down Hollywood film role because it clashed with One Direction tour’
One Direction are having a tough time following the shock departure of beloved band member Zayn Malik last week.

But it could have been far worse for the chart-topping boy band since it’s been alleged Louis Tomlinson had the opportunity to leave the group and carve out an acting career after being offered a role in a major movie.

Thankfully, the 23-year-old singer chose to forsake his Hollywood dream in favour of taking part in 1D’s On the Road Again Tour, which Zayn sensationally quit in order to resume life as a ‘normal 22 year old’.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction Talks Future In First Interview Since Zayn Malik’s Exit
The remaining four members of One Direction have given their first official media interview following the departure of Zayn Malik on March 25.

Speaking to British newspaper The Sun, 1D’s Harry Styles, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson discussed the optimistic future of the pop group without Malik.

“All four of us are 100 percent committed to staying in 1D,” Tomlinson told The Sun from Dubai, where One Direction performed its last concert for a couple months.

1D also addressed the difficulties of the departure of Malik, who cited stress as a reason for leaving. It has since been revealed that Malik is in the studio working solo music.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘We’ll carry on stronger than ever’: One Direction are determined to succeed after Zayn Malik exit… as the first official pictures of the band as a four-piece are revealed
It’s only been just over a week since Zayn Malik dramatically announced he was leaving One Direction.

But the band are ready to move forward, with Liam Payne, Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles and Niall Horan posing for their first official photos as a four-piece.

The group have also opened up on their headline-hitting few weeks for the first time, admitting they’re ‘gutted’ that Zayn decided to quit the band that have made them all millionaire superstars.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction fans’ fury as talkshow host Bill Maher compares Zayn Malik to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
Bill Maher has managed to infuriate millions of teenage girls around the world after appearing to compare former One Direction member Zayn Malik to a terrorist.

During his show Real Time With Bill Maher, the American comedian made a joke likening the former One Direction singer to Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Fans from around the world have tweeted their outrage following the joke and several online petitions are now demanding Maher apologise for the ‘islamophobic terrorist joke’.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor runner-up Jahmene Douglas looks completely different these days
He won over the nation when he appeared on the X Factor in 2012.

But since coming second to James Arthur we haven’t really seen all too much of Jahmene Douglas.

That was until we happened to stumble across his picture on Twitter and were completely gobsmacked.

The 24-year-old looks completely different to the fresh faced youngster we saw on the X Factor.

For starters he is completely chiselled these days – secondly his hair is VERY trendy and thirdly his brows are on fleek (yes, we just wrote that).
Read more: Daily Mirror

Olly Murs: “I won’t present The X Factor without Caroline Flack”
Olly Murs has suggested that he wouldn’t want to present The X Factor without Caroline Flack.

The pair have been widely tipped to replace Dermot O’Leary as presenters of the main show this year, following their stint on The Xtra Factor in 2012.

Speaking to The Sun, Murs said that there is “no way” he could present the main show on his own without being compared to O’Leary.

“There’s no way I would even discuss doing the job on my own to replace Dermot,” he said. “Dermot is one of my best mates in the industry. He’s my showbiz brother. I would never do the job on my own and never try to be Dermot O’Leary.

“The only way I would even think or talk about it would be if Caroline was doing it with me, because me and Caroline were great together.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘He no longer has a job for life’: Louis Walsh is set to be ‘axed from The X Factor after BFF Simon Cowell fails to guarantee a place for him on the panel’
Louis Walsh is reportedly being fired from The X Factor.

The 62-year-old entertainment manager – who has starred on the show since it began in 2004 – is said to be facing the axe from the series despite the show’s boss, Simon Cowell, having promised him a ‘job for life’ as judge on the competition.

A source said: ‘Simon has accepted that Louis no longer has a job for life on The X Factor. His place on the panel is not guaranteed.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor 2015 judges: Louis Walsh may stick around yet (because no one wants to replace him)
Turns out that Louis Walsh may be harder to get rid of than we all thought.

It was reported at the weekend that the veteran X Factor judge was going to get the axe, but he may be saved yet.

Not because there’s been a Jeremy Clarkson style huge outcry in support for Louis, but rather Simon Cowell is finding it difficult to find a suitable replacement.
Read more: TellyMix

It’s a yes from Simon! Cowell ‘tells Cheryl Fernandez-Versini that she’ll remain on the X Factor panel at all costs’
She was famously ditched from the US version of the X Factor.

But Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has been told her role on the forthcoming British series of ITV’s X Factor is safe and sound.

According to The Sun, Simon Cowell has told the 31 year-old that she is a linchpin for the talent show’s new season and will remain a judge ‘at all costs’.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor 2015 auditions see age limit back up to 16
The age limit of The X Factor 2015 auditions has risen back up to 16.

That’s according to the newly launched auditions website, with applications for next year’s show already been taken.

Those who want to apply must now be at least 16 on the 30th April 2015.

Last year saw the age limit for the series dropped back to 14 for the first time in five years, although just one of contestant in the live shows was younger than sixteen in the end.
Read more: TellyMix

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Irish Charts
1 Hometown – Cry For Help
19 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
31 Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song
56 Ella Henderson – Ghost
63 Olly Murs – Seasons
68 G.R.L. – Ugly Heart
93 Luke Friend – Hole in My Heart
96 One Direction – Steal My Girl
100 Ben Haenow – Something I Need

1 James Bay – Chaos And The Calm
19 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
32 Ella Henderson – Chapter One
56 One Direction – Four
90 Kelly Clarkson – Piece By Piece

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The Official Charts
1 Jess Glynne – Hold My Hand
23 Kelly Clarkson – Heartbeat Song
28 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
34 Olly Murs – Seasons
40 Luke Friend – Hole In My Heart
73 Ben Haenow – Something I Need
81 Ella Henderson – Ghost
90 One Direction – Night Changes
91 Olly Murs – Wrapped Up (Feat. Travie McCoy)

1 Prodigy – The Day Is My Enemy
15 Olly Murs – Never Been Better
20 Ella Henderson – Chapter One
38 Kelly Clarkson – Piece By Piece
42 Rebecca Ferguson – Lady Sings The Blues
62 One Direction – Four
88 Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time

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