X Factor UK Headlines for 07/24/16

Liam Payne signs a solo record deal with Capitol Records UK. X Factor UK returns the last weekend in August.

One Direction’s Liam Payne signed a solo record deal with Capitol Records UK, part of Universal Music Group. He is the first member of One Direction to sign outside of Sony – Zayn is with RCA, Harry with Columbia and there are reports of Niall signing with SYCO.

Liam Payne signs solo record deal as he heads into the studio to start work on his new material…but insists ‘One Direction will always be my family’
His band One Direction are on hiatus.

And seven months on from the group going their separate ways, Liam Payne has made the first move in launching his solo career.

The 22-year-old has signed a contract with Capitol Records UK to release his own music, and gushes in a statement that he can’t wait to show his fans what he can do as a solo artist.
Read more: Daily Mail

HOUSE OF HORAN One Direction star Niall’s £3million LA pad is HAUNTED by ghost of Hollywood star
Singer renovating five-bedroom pad in which movie starlet Gia Scala was found dead
ONE DIRECTION star NIALL HORAN could soon be having ROBERT PATTINSON and JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE over for dinner.

The singer has splashed out £3million on a US home in one of the most star-studded areas in Los Angeles, and R-Patz and Justin live round the corner.
Read more: The Sun

One Direction Thanks ‘Incredible’ Fans on Group’s Six-Year Anniversary
As #6yearsof1D trended on Twitter on Saturday (July 23), the members of One Direction expressed gratitude to fans for following the group since its formation on The X Factor U.K. in 2010.
Read more: Billboard

Simon Cowell and Lauren Silverman pack on the PDA as they arrive at his record label’s summer party in coordinated outfits
They’ve been near inseparable since their romance took off in 2013.

So it was little surprise to see that Simon Cowell’s plus one to his own party on Monday night was his stunning partner Lauren Silverman.

Arriving at the SYCO Summer Party in London at Lancaster House, St. James’s, the 56-year-old music mogul and the American socialite, 38, looked the picture of loved-up as they packed on the PDA.
Read more: Daily Mail

Rainbow bright: Glowing Cheryl swamps her frame in colourful co-ord as she flies solo at Simon Cowell’s summer party
Cheryl has been inseparable from boyfriend Liam Payne since they started dating in December.

However, the pop star decided to fly solo as she joined her pal and former boss Simon Cowell at his Syco Summer Party in London on Monday night.

The former Girls Aloud singer, 33, covered her slim frame in a multi-coloured, co-ordinated Missoni crochet trousers and tunic as she arrived at Lancaster House.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor star Louisa Johnson flaunts her tanned and toned legs in a figure-hugging pink dress at Simon Cowell’s summer party
She soared to fame as the X Factor’s youngest ever winner last year.

And Louisa Johnson proved she’d had no trouble adjusting to the celebrity lifestyle, as she looked every inch the glamorous A-Lister at the Syco summer party held at the Grand Hall in Lancaster House on Monday.

Putting on a leggy display in a pink mini dress, the 18-year-old songstress proved she was every inch as stylish as she is talented as she strode into the venue.
Read more: Daily Mail

Here’s your first look at Leona Lewis looking incredible as Grizabella for Cats
?Scherzy who?
The first pictures of Leona Lewis in full Grizabella make-up for Cats are in – and she looks amazing.

The former X Factor winner took over from Nicole Scherzinger to star in the Broadway version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical.
Read more: Digital Spy

The X Factor: Louis Walsh reveals Irish acts have struggled – because they don’t have enough personality
?He thinks singers in the UK have more confidence.
The X Factor judge Louis Walsh has admitted that Irish acts have struggled on the show this year – because they don’t have enough personality.

The show visited Ireland for the first time in six years for the new series.

“I was behind that,” Louis confirmed on RTE’s Saturday Night with Miriam. “I was hustling all the time, I was canvassing, and I said, ‘You must go’.

“Simon [Cowell] said, ‘Are you sure we’re going to get somebody?’ And I said, ‘I know we’ve got a lot of talent here’, because we have an awful lot of talent here. But sometimes they don’t realise that in the UK.”

But Louis confessed that it was “tough” for a lot of the Irish acts on the show because they struggled on stage.
Read more: Digital Spy

Here’s when Simon Cowell and The X Factor returns to screens… in the US!
There’s a major hint about its UK launch date too!?
US network AXS has announced when it will air The X Factor in the States – before ITV has given us an official premiere date here in Blighty, no less.

The X Factor will premiere in the US in a special two-day event on Sunday, August 28, and Monday, August 29, at 8 pm (ET) on AXS.

Great news for American fans then, but the network may have just dropped a major hint about the UK air date as well.
Read more: Digital Spy

X Factor 2016: Series will return with 10 weeks of live shows
The X Factor will return with ten weeks of live shows this year, Louis Walsh has revealed.

Last year’s series saw a new format introduced with only the seven live weekends, as a result of the Rugby World Cup airing on ITV.

But Louis has said the series will go back to its usual ten week run this autumn with the rugby out of the way again.
Read more: TellyMix

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The Official Charts
1 Drake – One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla)
8 Clean Bandit – Tears (feat. Louisa Johnson)
27 Fifth Harmony – Work From Home (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
34 Olly Murs – You Don’t Know Love
38 Snakehips – Cruel (feat. ZAYN)
62 Fifth Harmony – All In My Head (Flex) (feat. Fetty Wap)
63 Little Mix – Hair
89 One Direction – History

1 Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
19 Little Mix – Get Weird
92 One Direction – Made in the AM

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