X Factor UK Headlines for 09/27/15

Is Louis Walsh returning to X Factor?

One Direction announce launch of highly anticipated fifth album Made In The A.M… ahead of UK leg of world tour
One Direction announced the launch of their fifth album on Tuesday, named Made In The UK.

The band announced the pre-album launch with a video message which delighted their fans on Tuesday, with the full album being released globally on Friday November 13th.

To celebrate the launch of the album, One Direction released a track from the album as a special surprise for anybody who pre-orders the album or streams through online retailers.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Behave yourself!’: Harry Styles acts as the protective brother as he jokes about keeping an eye on his older sister Gemma during her date at One Direction gig
He may be the one of the biggest pop sensations in the world, but that hasn’t stopped Harry Styles from being super protective when it comes to his loved ones.

During One Direction’s highly-anticipated set at Apple Music Festival on Tuesday, the 21-year-old frontman joked that he was keeping his eye on his sister Gemma, who had brought a date to their gig.

‘Sorry if I seem a little distracted,’ he told the buzzing crowd. ‘My sister is on a date. They’re up there somewhere… So just please behave yourselves, it’s disgusting.’
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction Can’t Stop Dancing To Little Mix’s ‘Love Me Like You’
“I’m a big fan of that,” Harry said of the new single.

Little Mix just hit us with a throwback catchy track for “Love Me Like You,” and Mixers are loving it… but they aren’t the only ones.

One Direction have given their seal of approval to the group’s follow-up to “Black Magic,” with Louis saying that he’s “loving the new sound.”
Read more: MTV

Eagle-eyed fans spot pregnant Briana Jungwirth cheering on baby daddy Louis Tomlinson at One Direction’s first London tour date
They’re often labelled the most obsessive fans in the world.

And pregnant Briana Jungwirth had observant Directioners to thank for outing her attendance at Louis Tomlinson’s first London tour date with One Direction at the O2 on Thursday night.

One eagle-eyed fan spotted the expectant American cheering on Louis, 23, and the rest of his bandmates – Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne – in a taped-off area near to the stage on the first of their six gigs at the huge venue.
Read more: Daily Mail

Triumphant One Direction are in high spirits as they prepare to hit the stage on the second night of their sold out UK residency
They’re used to pulling in the crowds at any venue they play.

But the One Direction boys looked delighted to be taking to the stage in their ‘home-town’ of London on Friday night, at the city’s O2 Arena.

Preparing to hit the stage for the second night of their sold out six night stint at the venue, Louis, Liam, Harry and Niall posed for a cheeky selfie backstage before entertaining a legion of their devoted fans.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I don’t want you to wait for me’: Zayn Malik posts cryptic tweet as ex-fiancée Perrie Edwards cosies up to backing dancer in new Instagram snap
She’s put on a brave face since their sudden split earlier this year.

But it seems Perrie Edwards’ latest Instagram snap might have ruffled a few feathers with her ex-fiancé, Zayn Malik.

After the Little Mix star, 22, shared a picture of her cosying up to a backing dancer on her Instagram page on Wednesday night, the former One Direction star, also 22, posted a cryptic tweet shortly afterwards.
Read more: Daily Mail

Is Zayn Malik dating Teen Wolf star Gage Golightly? Former 1D star goes shirtless as he cosies up to blonde Perrie Edwards lookalike in suggestive new Instagram snap
He angered fans with a thinly-veiled tweet supposedly aimed at former fiancée Perrie Edwards last week, joking he wasn’t ‘coming home’.

And Zayn Malik appears to have sent his ex an even clearer message thanks to his latest selfie, which sees the shirtless hunk cosying up to a pretty blonde in a very intimate embrace.

The former One Direction singer was inundated with questions when he shared the saucy snap with his 3.5million Instagram followers on Saturday, and many queried who the Perrie lookalike was.
Read more: Daily Mail

Little Mix All ‘Grown’ Up at Apple Music Festival: Watch the Song Premiere
The headlines from day 4 of London’s Apple Music Festival could have been about Little Mix opening for One Direction — the onetime group of Perrie Edwards’ ex-fiance Zayn Malik — but instead, fans are talking about the British girl group’s brand-new empowerment anthem “Grown.”

The track is from their upcoming album, Get Weird, and was co-written by Jess Glynne (Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be”). “Grown” seems to have been written for the person who was never noticed when they were younger but deserves a second look now. It’s yet another girl-power song from a band that seems to have picked up the torch from the Spice Girls.
Read more: Billboard

No hard feelings! Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards and her bandmates support One Direction at Apple Music Festival as boy band performs without her ex-fiancé Zayn Malik
This time a year ago, it probably never would have happened.

But Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards, 22, took to the stage in London on Tuesday night to perform at the Apple Music Festival… supporting headliners One Direction who appeared without her ex-fiancé Zayn Malik.

Accompanied by her band-mates, Jade Thirlwall, 22, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 23, and Jesy Nelson, 24, the four-piece performed a show-stopper of a set to hundreds of lucky fans at the Roundhouse in London’s Camden.
Read more: Daily Mail

Perrie Edwards parties with Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan until the early hours after Little Mix support her ex-fiancé’s former band One Direction
While Zayn Malik tries his very best to make a name for himself on the Los Angeles, California, social circuit, his ex-fiancée Perrie Edwards is spending time with his former bandmates.

Single Perrie, 21, was treated to a five-star night out by two of the One Direction boys on Tuesday after the Little Mix girls shared the stage with the fellow former X Factor group at the Apple Music Festival in London.

The talented singer and her band-member Jade Thirlwall partied with father-to-be Louis Tomlinson and Niall Horan until the early hours of the morning at celeb haunt Mahiki.
Read more: Daily Mail

He’s got The EX Factor: Olly Murs ‘left numb after suddenly splitting from girlfriend of three years Francesca Thomas following romantic getaway’
With his professional life going from strength to strength, his personal affairs are apparently suffering because of it.

Olly Murs is reportedly ‘numb’ and ‘heartbroken’ after having allegedly broken up with his long-term girlfriend – property developer Francesca Thomas – last week.

The X Factor presenter and the businesswoman have suddenly split, following a recent romantic getaway, due to his packed-out work schedule, according to The Sun on Sunday.
Read more: Daily Mail

Louis Walsh ‘is being lined up to return to X Factor as a fifth judge’… as executive producer admits the show would benefit from being ‘rested’ for a few years
The X Factor has been suffering a ratings slump this series.

And ITV bosses are reportedly planning a major shake-up before the live shows begin, with reports suggesting veteran judge Louis Walsh could be making a comeback as a ‘fifth judge’ in a bid to lure back viewers, who have been largely left uninspired by the Irish star’s replacement Nick Grimshaw.

The claims come as long-term executive producer, Richard Holloway, suggested the show would benefit from being ‘rested’ for a few years.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’m available’: Louis Walsh reveals he is in talks with ‘loose cannon’ Simon Cowell about returning to The X Factor judging role
He left The X Factor after 11 years as a judge as part of the show’s dramatic image overhaul.

However it looks like Louis Walsh could be returning as he admitted on Friday’s episode of Loose Women that he is in talks with the show’s boss, Simon Cowell.

The 63-year-old Irish star candidly spoke on the ITV panel show about how much he enjoyed his time on The X Factor – which he dubs ‘the best show in the world’.
Read more: Daily Mail

There’s no place like Oldham! Nick Grimshaw ‘will take his group of X Factor hopefuls back home to Manchester’ for the Judges’ Houses round
While previous series of the X Factor have seen a plethora of glamorous location for the Judges’ houses round, Nick Grimshaw is set to break the mold this year and take his boys to Manchester.

The 31-year-old Radio 1 star is reportedly taking his future hopefuls up North, as his commitments to his breakfast show slot mean the star has to be in the broadcasting studio Monday through to Friday.

And while the future hopefuls in the girls category can expect to be whisked-away to Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, by Nick’s pal Rita Ora, the DJ’s boys will get to see an area ‘close to his heart’.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘X Factor’ Producer Talks Show’s U.K. Future, Simon Cowell, Netflix
Richard Holloway also discusses ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ and changing viewing habits in the digital age.

Richard Holloway, the executive producer behind such TV shows as the U.K. version of The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent, ?on Tuesday suggested the big entertainment formats may be aging, but could continue their on-air run for at least a while longer.

“Nothing is forever,” the TV veteran, who leads FremantleMedia U.K.’s production firm Thames, told a Royal Television Society (RTS) Futures event in London when asked how much longer ITV singing competition X Factor could air, adding that there was no entertainment program without a life span.

He acknowledged that the X Factor’s overnight ratings have declined again this year, but emphasized that “viewing habits have changed enormously, especially in the last couple of years … we all got to appreciate that and kind of consider it more.” He said media coverage was still often obsessed with overnight data, even though that does not fully show the “true story” as on-demand viewing was bigger nowadays.
Read more: The Hollywood Reporter

The X Factor’s 5 biggest selling acts ever – Little Mix and One Direction battle for chart supremacy
Whatever your personal opinion of the square-haired music mogul, you have to admit that Simon Cowell knows a thing or two. You don’t get the fourth judging chair without being able to spot top musical talent at 50 feet, even when it’s disguised as a charming karaoke singer.

Year after year, he’s picked out potential and let the cogs of his hit factory work to turn them into the stars Louis Walsh kept commenting they were. In association with TalkTalk’s new Bopheads app, here are the top five times they got it very, very right.
Read more: Digital Spy

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Irish Charts
1 Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?
10 One Direction – Drag Me Down
15 Little Mix – Black Magic
32 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
35 Sigma – Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson)
48 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
64 Rita Ora – Body On Me (feat. Chris Brown)
82 Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me
84 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You
85 Adam Lambert – Ghost Town
93 Rita Ora – Poison

1 Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon
29 Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion
85 One Direction – Four

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The Official Charts
1 Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean?
18 One Direction – Drag Me Down
20 Little Mix – Black Magic
27 Rita Ora – Body On Me (feat. Chris Brown)
28 Sigma – Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson)
36 One Direction – Infinity
57 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
58 Carly Rae Jepsen – Run Away With Me
61 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
79 Olly Murs – Up (feat. Demi Lovato)
85 Rita Ora – Poison
91 Carly Rae Jepsen – I Really Like You

1 David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock
21 Carly Rae Jepsen – Emotion
43 Leona Lewis – I Am
56 Will Young – 85% Proof
89 Ella Henderson – Chapter One

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I recently graduated from the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana, Slovenia. In my free time I like to read books, watch TV and listen to music. I'm also a huge cat lover. I cover X Factor UK for MJsBigBlog.com.