X Factor UK Headlines for 06/08/14

Woman goes into labor at One Direction concert – and nearly names him Harry in honour of Mr Styles. Cheryl Cole returns to the music scene with a new single! Alexandra Burke debuts in The Bodyguard musical.

‘Manchester has been unreal!’ 1D’s Niall Horan sings the city’s praises as fans queue up in their droves to catch Liam and co
One Direction’s determination to win back support has been shown not only in their Manchester concerts but in how they have been singing the city’s praises.

In particular the band’s Niall Horan has been the group’s beating heart, spending as much time as he can with fans outside their central hotel in the city.

‘Manchester has been unreal last couple of nights, atmosphere, stadium, weather, all of it! Tonight is gonna be great too!,’ he tweeted ahead of the band’s Sunday night show to his 18.6 million followers.
Read more: Daily Mail

Niall Horan’s father Bobby ‘turns down offer from his One Direction singer son to buy him a country house’
The father of One Direction singer Niall Horan is believed to have refused his son’s offer to buy him a country house.

Four years after seeing his son shoot to fame in The X Factor, Bobby says he is content where he is and doesn’t want to live ‘the high life’.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper, the 20-year-old star reportedly made the generous offer to splash out on a new property for his dad – who split from Niall’s mother Maura in 1999 – but his offer was politely turned down.
Read more: Daily Mail

He can’t be without her! Liam Payne reconciles with ex Sophia Smith after claims they’d split ahead of One Direction world tour last month
He posted a series of cryptic, heartfelt tweets after reportedly splitting from his girlfriend last month, however Liam Payne’s relationship appeared to be back on track on Sunday.

The One Direction star was spotted leaving his Manchester hotel hand-in-hand with Sophia Smith, ahead of his final gig in the city.

The 20-year-old – who first went public with his relationship in August – waved to photographers while looking causal in a baseball cap and tracksuit bottoms.
Read more: Daily Mail

That’s naked ambition! One Direction’s Harry Styles strips for playful pose with cousin
He already has a horde of female fans who go wild for him.

But Harry Styles will surely set pulses racing more than usual when they see him stripped down and posing with his pals.

The One Direction heart-throb was snapped with friends over the weekend for a photograph which surfaced on Instagram on Monday.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Gemma’s had a crush on Niall for a while’: One Direction’s Harry Styles plays matchmaker between bandmate Horan and his big sister
He’s previously rumoured to have enjoyed brief romances with the likes of pop princesses Ellie Goulding and Selena Gomez, as well as catwalk queen Barbara Palvin.

But it would seem Niall Horan could be looking a little closer to home when it comes to his next relationship.

The Irish heartthrob’s One Direction bandmate, Harry Styles, has reportedly set out on a matchmaking mission to set Niall, 20, up with his big sister, Gemma, 23.
Read more: Daily Mail

The Best Night Ever! Woman, 28, goes into labour at One Direction concert – and nearly names him Harry in honour of Mr Styles
The Best Song Ever truly was that for Sarah Turnbull when her waters broke during One Direction’s gig last week.

The 28-year-old was 39 weeks pregnant and thought she was having a small accident during the 1D sell out concert and stayed until the very end of the show.

Little did she know that her waters had broken at the start of the concert and her baby boy decided to make his entrance into the world right in the middle of the gig at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.
Read more: Daily Mail

PICTURED: Zayn Malik puffs on a cigarette outside his £24-a-night hotel as he visits fiancée Perrie Edwards in Blackpool
As a member of One Direction he is no doubt used to living a life of luxury.

But Zayn Malik, who is thought to be worth £14million, shunned top hotels in favour of a £24.50 per person B&B while visiting Blackpool on Monday.

The Mirror reports that the 21-year-old star hung out at the New Esplanade Hotel while visiting his fiancée Perrie Edwards, who was performing in the seaside town with her band Little Mix.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction take to the stage in Edinburgh… as Louis Tomlinson’s girlfriend Eleanor Calder is set to join tour due to her ‘positive influence’
One Direction have been working hard as they continue their extensive world tour in the wake of Louis Tomlinson and Zayn Malik’s drug video scandal.

The boys continued to prove that the show must go on as they brought their Where We Are stadium tour to Edinburgh on Tuesday night.

As they played to the thousands of fans gathered at Murrayfield Stadium, it looked like any troubles were far from their minds as they focused on delivering a great show.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction’s Louis Tomlinson to become co-chairman of Doncaster Rovers Football Club after ‘finalising multi-million pound takeover deal’
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson is believed to have finalised a deal to take over his beloved Doncaster Rovers Football Club.

The 22-year-old singer has teamed up with former chairman John Ryan, both lifelong fans of the club, and has agreed to take over the side after they were relegated to the third tier of English football in May.

A press conference is expected to take place at Wembley Stadium at 6pm on Friday, where One Direction will play the first of three sell-out concerts.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Bad idea to go out’: Liam Payne regrets his late night on the town ahead of One Direction’s Wembley concert
Most musicians might think an early night is the best preparation for a big gig at Wembley Stadium, but not Liam Payne.

The One Direction star spent Thursday evening at London’s Funky Buddha night club and left the venue at 3am.

Liam obviously regretted his decision for a late one as the following morning he tweeted ‘bad idea to go out’.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I hope the fans stay loyal’: Simon Cowell defends One Direction in the wake of Louis and Zayn’s ‘joint’ video
They’ve been heavily criticised since a MailOnline exclusive video emerged which captured 1D bandmates Louis Tomlinson, 22, and Zayn Malik, 21, smoking what appeared to be a joint in Peru.

But music mogul Simon Cowell, 54, who put the band together on X Factor in 2011 has leapt to the boys’ defence.

At an event for the Health Lottery at London’s Savoy hotel on Monday, the Mirror reports that Simon said: ‘I can only talk about my relationship with them and they’ve been a joy to work with.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Straight shooting: Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock rock sleek hairdos at BBC Radio 1
They’re known for their playful fashion sense, but Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock went for sleek styling on Tuesday.

The popstars were heading into the BBC Radio 1 studios, and both had opted for poker straight hair for the appearance.

Perrie and Leigh-Anne were also rocking a retro vibe in their wardrobes, though at different ends of Nineties style spectrum.
Read more: Daily Mail

Not so Little Mix… Jesy Nelson shows off her cleavage in a lacy bra and tuxedo jumpsuit at Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014
They may be called Little Mix, but there was nothing small about Jesy Nelson’s cleavage on Tuesday night.

The girlbander wore a bust-enhancing lace bra under a tuxedo jumpsuit, all in the colour of black for the Glamour Women of the Year Awards 2014.

With a flash of red lipstick on her pouty lips, Jesy, 22, certainly brought some sex appeal to her androgynous look.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Mix-ing it up with Diversity: Girl band are clad in leather and studs as they join dance troupe to perform in Britain’s Got Talent Final
Little Mix certainly looked like they were ready to dominate on Saturday night, as they appeared on the Britain’s Got Talent stage clad in leather and studs.

Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Perrie Edwards were dressed in raunchy black and gold outfits for the performance of their new single Salute.

Joining them on stage were previous BGT winners Diversity, who had choreographed a special routine for the show.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Mix & Diversity – Salute (on Britain’s Got Talent)

Alexandra Burke in The Bodyguard musical: First look pictures
The first official pictures of Alexandra Burke starring in The Bodyguard have been released, following her debut performance on Monday (June 2).

The X Factor winner stars as Rachel Marron, the lead role in the musical based on the Oscar-nominated 1992 film.
Read more: Digital Spy

I Will Always Love You: Alexandra Burke greets her fans at the stage door after debut performance in The Bodyguard musical
She took over the lead role of Rachel Marron from singer, Beverley Knight, in the musical adaptation of The Bodyguard on Monday night, but Alexandra Burke seems to be taking it all in her stride.

Greeting excitable fans at the stage door after her performance, the former X Factor winner looked happy-go-lucky wearing a little black dress which had mesh sleeves.

The 25-year-old teamed the number with a sexy pair of killer nude court shoes by Christian Louboutin and was sporting a flattering blunt fringe hairstyle.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Can’t wait to be a daddy!’: JLS star J.B. Gill reveals wife Chloe is pregnant with their first child
Former JLS singer Jonathan ‘J.B.’ Gill has announced he is set to be a father for the first time.

The 27-year-old star took to Twitter to reveal his wife Chloe is pregnant with their first child together and admitted he ‘can’t wait’ to become a dad.

He wrote: ‘Mrs @ChloeSGill is soon to become Mummy Gill!!!!!!!!!!!!hehehe #jbnews #babygill #excited #cantwaittobeadaddy (sic).’
Read more: Daily Mail

Leona Lewis parts company with Simon Cowell because he ‘no longer understands direction she wants to take her music’
She was mentored to X Factor victory by Simon Cowell who declared at the time ‘he was the proudest person in the world’.

On Tuesday, the music mogul announced he and his protege had parted company after seven years following a decision made by Syco Records not to renew her contract.

Sources close to Miss Lewis, who is still the richest winner of the TV talent show having acquired a fortune of £13million, claim Cowell no longer understood the direction she wanted to take with her music.
Read more: Daily Mail

Rebecca Ferguson: “I have learned the art of staying away from bad people.”
She’s the former X-Factor finalist with that rare thing, credibility, and, as LYDIA FALLON discovers, humility too. Meet Rebecca Ferguson, the popstar doing things her own way

“I’m such a slob. When I’m just at home people wouldn’t recognise me – it’s quite cringe actually,” giggles Rebecca Ferguson down the phone line, a ray of sunshine on an otherwise gloomy day. “Like now, my hair is frizzy; I’ve got a pair of comfy pyjamas on and no make-up. As soon as I close the door I’m like: ‘Wahey – not bothered!’”

Rebecca Ferguson, the glamorous popstar and Becky, the down to earth mum-of-two (soon to be three, she’s recently announced there’s another on the way), couldn’t be more different. Watch the former perform live – all backcombed beehive, spidery eyelashes and retro red pout – and it’s hard to believe this classic soul voice, laced with the kind of raw emotion and vulnerability which cuts straight through you, can come from the same girl happiest at home in the garden with her kids (“Like a proper Nana,” Rebecca laughs).
Read more: Cambridge News

Sheer daring! Pregnant Rebecca Ferguson looks radiant in black gown as she shows off her baby bump ahead of performance at Parkinson’s event
She is currently expecting her third child.

So it is no surprise Rebecca Ferguson was looking radiant as she attended the Parkinson’s UK fundraiser on Wednesday evening.

The singer was on hand to perform at the Royal Albert Hall as part of the ‘Symfunny’ event which was attended by the likes of Diana Vickers and TOWIE star Jessica Wright.
Read more: Daily Mail

EXCLUSIVE: Abbey ever after! Robin Windsor and Marcus Collins reveal plans for Downton-themed wedding… eight months after Strictly star Clancy set them up
Robin Windsor has revealed he wants to have a Downton Abbey-themed wedding when the time comes for him to marry boyfriend Marcus Collins.

The Strictly Come Dancing professional has been in a relationship with the former X Factor star for eight months but the couple – who have been living together for five of those months – have already talked about marriage and both agreed they would love nuptials inspired by the period drama.

Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, Robin said: ‘We have spoken about getting married and when we did we both looked at each other and said: “Downton Abbey.”
Read more: Daily Mail

Sharon Osbourne claims Simon Cowell wants a ‘skinny and young’ X Factor judge who he can tell what to do
Sharon Osbourne says Simon Cowell wants an X Factor judge who is ‘skinny and young’ who he can tell what to do.

The 61-year-old star was on the judging panel for the last series of the pop star search series but is not returning again this year because her schedule is too full.

Sharon claims show boss Simon – who is returning as a judge after a three-year hiatus – doesn’t want an opinionated mentor like her and would instead prefer someone he can control.
Read more: Daily Mail

Queen B! Mel FINALLY signs up as the fourth X Factor judge

Scary Spice will join Simon Cowell, 54, Cheryl Cole, 30 and Louis Walsh, 61, on the hit show’s judging panel – putting an end to months of speculation.

An announcement from X Factor bosses is expected early this week to confirm the latest big bucks signing.

The Daily Star Sunday exclusively revealed months ago how straight-talking singer Mel, 39, – full name Melanie Brown – was on the verge of joining the ITV talent show.

And we can now be the first to reveal it is a done deal.

Our X Factor source said: “Mel has been in talks to join the show for months.

“There have been a few hiccups along the way to do with money and other commitments, but it’s finally a done deal.

“Mel has signed up and is working out the logistics of where she will live and when she can fly in and out of the country.”

The former judge of X Factor Australia and America’s Got Talent has a home in the Hollywood Hills.
Read more: Daily Star

X Factor judge Cheryl Cole Premiers New Single “Crazy Stupid Love” (featuring Tinie Tempah)

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Crazy Stupid Stomach! Cheryl Cole reveals her washboard abs in low-cut crop top in stills from video for new single
She is gearing up to unleash her latest music video on the world after a two year break away from the scene.

And if stills from the shoot for Crazy Stupid Love are anything to go by, fans of Cheryl Cole are not going to be disappointed.

Images from behind the scenes of the video, which was directed by Colin Tilney, show the 30-year-old looking as sexy as ever in a daring crop top.
Read more: Daily Mail

Cheryl Cole: ‘Some people hate it but I love getting up and going to the gym’ Singer reveals secrets behind music comeback physique
Cheryl Cole unveiled stills from her new music video, Crazy Stupid Love, and they may have featured some serious style credentials, killer dance moves and a cameo appearance from Tinie Tempah but we were far more preoccupied with something else.

The 30-year-old Geordie, who is gearing up to make her hugely anticipated comeback after a two-year hiatus from the music world, showcased an enviable set of abs in the behind the scenes of the video.

Wearing a daring croptop, the singer looks in her best shape yet – and now she’s revealed the secret behind her washboard abs and honed physique.
Read more: Daily Mail

Now that’s a collaboration! Cheryl Cole performs raunchy set with Tinie Tempah on Britain’s Got Talent grand final…moments before Collabro are named the winners
She had an embarrassing fall-out with Simon Cowell over X factor USA, but it seems all is well with Cheryl Cole.

The Newcastle-born singer took to the stage of Britain’s Got Talent for a rendition of her new single Crazy Stupid Love on Saturday.

The blonde star joined critically acclaimed Tinie Tempah for the rendition, which she is hoping will reignite her pop career.
Read more: Daily Mail


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Irish Charts
1 Sam Smith – Stay With Me
24 Little Mix – Salute
28 One Direction – You & I
51 One Direction – Story of My Life
61 One Direction – Best Song Ever
74 Little Mix – Move
88 One Direction – Midnight Memories
94 One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
95 One Direction – Little Things

1 Coldplay – Ghost Stories
5 One Direction – Midnight Memories
20 One Direction – Up All Night
23 One Direction – Take Me Home

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The Official Charts
1 Ed Sheeran – Sing
24 Little Mix – Salute
40 One Direction – You & I
97 One Direction – Story of My Life

1 Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
17 One Direction – Midnight Memories
42 Little Mix – Salute
85 One Direction – Take Me Home
87 One Direction – Up All Night

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