X Factor UK Headlines for 09/28/11

Olly Murs announces new single, One Direction announce their first UK tour and film their new music video in New York, Gary Barlow will write the winner’s single. Did Tulisa send home The Keys for being too posh?

Olly Murs announces new single, to be released 11/20

One Direction announce first UK tour
One Direction have announced plans to embark on their first UK tour.

The X Factor finalists will play 24 dates across the country, just over a year since they came third on the singing show competition.

The pop five-piece will start in Wolverhampton on December 21 and play through until January 26, where they will conclude the shows in Belfast.
Read more: Digital Spy

One Direction film their second music video at Plattsburgh State College in New York.

Leona Lewis postpones the release of her 3rd album to early next year.

Gary Barlow’s £1m Xmas bonus – X Factor judge will write the winner’s single
TAKE That’s Gary Barlow will write the X Factor winner’s Christmas single — and pocket £1million, The Sun can reveal.

The bonus comes on top of his £1.5million salary as the ITV show’s head judge.

Gary, 40, is set to pen songs for this year’s finalists, including the winner’s track which is virtually certain to hit No1.

Last night a top show source said: “The move will be a huge boost to the show’s credibility as it means the X Factor single won’t be just another cover.
Read more: The Sun

Did X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos send home The Keys for being too posh?
She often speaks out about her tough upbringing and humble background, but Tulisa Contostavlos is being accused of making decisions on the X Factor based on the class of her contestants.

The N-Dubz singer is said to have axed popular boyband The Keys from her final line up for the live shows because they are too posh.

Three of the five singers, Rohan Kapoor, Nick Jackson and Dan Lipman, all aged 24, went to all went to £13, 794-a-year public school, St Albans School.
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor Tulisa Contostavlos ‘dumped Chasing Keys over wealthy past’
TULISA Contostavlos has been accused of dumping popular boyband Chasing Keys from The X Factor for being too POSH. Viewers will see the five-piece axed by their mentor this weekend. The lads are convinced that judge Tulisa — who had a tough upbringing — was put off by their privileged background.

An ITV1 insider insisted there is “no truth” in the band’s claims. One member, Charlie Healy, 25, was reprieved when Tulisa made him part of rival group The Risk.

Meanwhile, Bradley Johnson, 16, of fellow boyband Nu Vibe has been told off for referring to last year’s hit group One Direction as “One Dimension”.

He added: “We’re more urban. We won’t get nannies voting for us.” An insider said: “Bosses had a word.”
Read more: The Sun

It’s my time, says X Factor Melanie McCabe
DEDICATED Melanie McCabe has put her life “on hold” while she aims to crack X Factor at the second attempt.
Read more: The Sun

‘I was missing my family too much’: Goldie confirms X Factor departure and claims it was due to homesickness
X Factor contestant Goldie Cheung has finally confirmed she has left the X Factor, but has denied her departure was because she was fed up of being a ‘joke act’.

Instead, the 48-year-old Tai Chi instructor claimed it was homesickness which caused her to drop out of the show after making it to the live finals.
Read more: The Daily Mail

After her showstopping performance, will fragile Kitty Brucknell be strong enough to survive X Factor?
Her raunchy performance of Feeling Good left the judges stunned last night.

But 26-year-old Kitty Brucknell has reportedly voiced fears that the stress of competing in the X Factor could aggravate a debilitating illness.

The singer is said to have nearly died last year due to a severe case of Guillain-Barre syndrome, which attacks the nervous system.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Me and my guy! Tulisa finally goes public with boyfriend and bandmate Fazer… but what’s he got in his hand?
They have been deeply secretive about their relationship, but it seems Tulisa Contostavlos and her boyfriend Fazer are at last ready to go public.

The pair were inseparable as they stepped out to celebrate the launch of their N-Dubz bandmate Dappy’s debut single, No Regrets.

But while Tulisa, 23, has strived to transcend her humble roots cultivating a more sophisticated image, it appears her boyfriend may still have a few bad habits.

The N-Dubz singer and songwriter emerged from the club with a rolled-up cigarette which looked rather suspicious.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Robbie Williams’ dogs beat X Factor
ROBBIE Williams has ruled out becoming a judge on The X Factor — because he’d miss his eight dogs.

Robbie helped Take That pal Gary Barlow choose the final four boys in Los Angeles.

But he doesn’t want to join him permanently on the ITV1 show.

Robbie said: “Gary has found his feet really quickly. It would take me a long time. I would like to be in his position for one night, but not four months. What’s the point when I could be at home with the dogs? I didn’t get in this game to work.”

Robbie, 37, is so devoted to his mutts they were bridesmaids at his wedding last year to Ayda Field.
Read more: The Sun

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