X Factor UK Headlines for 10/09/12

Latest news from The Fix Factor! Craig Colton gets thin, now likes women too! Eoghan Quigg shows off buff body and tattoos!

The Fix Factor? What was producer Richard Holloway whispering to Louis Walsh before judge controversially CHANGED his mind… and took vote to deadlock

  • Louis chose to save Carolynne, but then took the vote to deadlock
  • As Rylan Clark went through, Carolynne’s mentor Gary Barlow stormed off
  • Devastated Carolynne said she is ‘very cross’ about the situation, and won’t be auditioning for The X Factor again

Read more: The Daily Mail

Unmasked: The shadowy TV executive who sparked X Factor fixing row
Boss Richard Holloway was the executive seen on camera crawling along the studio floor to have a word in Louis Walsh’s ear
X Factor fans last night ­threatened to boycott the show after Sunday’s fix claims fiasco sparked a furious backlash from viewers and celebs.

ITV and Ofcom were hit by more than 2,500 complaints and tens of thousands took to Twitter to slam the decision to send Carolynne Poole home amid ­allegations that ­dithering Louis Walsh was told to change his vote to ­deadlock – which saved novelty act Rylan Clark.

Boss Richard Holloway was yesterday unmasked as the executive seen on camera crawling along the studio floor to have a word in the Irish judge’s ear during the sing-off between the rivals.

The 62-year-old is one of Simon Cowell’s closest pals and also works as his axeman.
Read more: The Mirror

‘We DON’T tell judges how to vote’: X Factor producer Richard Holloway denies accusations of ‘fixing’ live results show
The X Factor producer accused of steering Louis Walsh to save Rylan Clark over Carolynne Poole has denied accusations that he ‘fixed’ the show.

Richard Holloway insisted he did not direct judge Louis to change his mind, but was merely ‘telling him the order the judges would vote in and that he would be last.’

In it’s first weekend of live shows, The X Factor infuriated millions who believe the Irish judge was told to send the decision to deadlock and take the final vote to the public.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Gary Barlow storms off The X Factor stage as Rylan Clark is saved over Carolynne Poole, who becomes the first act to be sent home

  • Louis changed his mind after first saying he wanted to SAVE Carolynne
  • Rylan survives after receiving the most votes from the public
  • Disgusted Gary Barlow walks off the show calling the outcome an ‘absolute joke’

Read more: The Daily Mail

Dermot O’Leary defends ‘X Factor’ results show actions
Dermot O’Leary has defended his actions at the end of last night’s (October 7) The X Factor, when he refused to accept Louis Walsh’s first answer on the ITV1 results show.

Walsh was the final judge to select who he wanted to send home out of the bottom two – Carolynne Poole and Rylan Clark. After much deliberation, Walsh stated clearly that he wanted to save Poole.

However, O’Leary insisted that Walsh had to state who he wanted to “send home” and not just who he wanted to stay in the competition.

O’Leary’s probing seemingly caused Walsh to change his mind and the Irish judge stated that he wanted to send the show “to deadlock” and the public vote. Walsh never actually stated who he wanted to “send home”, but O’Leary was willing to accept his answer of taking it to deadlock.

Commenting on his changed stance on the show’s rules during the finale, O’Leary said on Twitter: “Weird show. For those asking I have ask who the judges are sending home, not save. Straight question. Been like that’s for 9 years (sic)!”
Read more: Digital Spy

Carolynne Poole on ‘X Factor’ exit: ‘I’ve let you all down’
Former X Factor contestant Carolynne Poole has apologised for “letting down” fans following her controversial elimination from the show.

The ex-Fame Academy finalist was sent home over Rylan Clark in the first live results episode last night (October 7) after Louis Walsh took the judges’ vote to deadlock.
Read more: Digital Spy

X Factor Carolynne Poole video interview: I wanted to have a good cry
Carolynne Poole has spoken out about her dramatic X Factor exit with Digital Spy.

Gary Barlow’s Overs singer was dumped out of the ITV1 talent show this weekend after a last-minute change of heart from Louis Walsh, which sent her sing-off with Rylan Clark to deadlock.
Read more: Digital Spy

Make-up, pampering and massages: See behind-the-scenes snaps of how the X Factor contestants prepare for the live show
You see the contestants strut their stuff on stage but have you ever wondered what happens behind-the-scenes on the X Factor show?

Well if these pictures are anything to go by it takes lots and lots of make-up, pampering and prep to get the contestants ready for the camera.

The youngest contestant in the competition Ella Henderson appeared calm and collected as she sat being attended to by a make-up artist.
Read more: The Daily Mail

X Factor style wars: Nicole Scherzinger is the golden girl as Tulisa gets it wrong again in bright pink mini-dress
She failed to impress on Saturday night in her navy ruffled dress, and it seems that Tulisa has got it wrong again in the second of this weekend’s live X Factor shows.

Wearing a thigh-skimming, neon pink mini-dress with black and white trim, the London-born judge looked dated next to Nicole Scherzinger who donned an on-trend, figure-hugging gold dress.

While both judges opted for short skirts and cleavage-enhancing necklines, the former Pussycat Dolls star stole the show with her more sophisticated look.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Wagner, Diva Fever, Jedward: ‘X Factor’s Top 10 novelty acts
As Carolynne Poole loses out to Rylan Clark after Louis Walsh sent the vote to Deadlock on The X Factor last night (October 7), we take a look at the show’s top 10 ‘novelty acts’.

From tuneless wonders to ‘larger than life’ characters, these are the contestants who entertain and annoy viewers in equal measure.
Read more: Digital Spy

Life IS hard: A solemn-looking Rylan Clark steps out after being barraged with threatening, homophobic Twitter abuse
He was left safe to sing again in Week 2 of The X Factor after he was controversially saved at the expense of Carolynne Poole on Sunday night.

But despite his joy at progressing, Rylan Clark looked pretty sad as he arrived at the rehearsal studios in London on Monday.

Wearing a T-shirt reading ‘life is hard’ in silver lettering, the Essex-native was feeling pretty glum after he was barraged with Twitter abuse after learning he would be in next weekend’s live shows.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Making sweet music: Union J’s George Shelley and Ella Henderson in secret X Factor romance following their first kiss
They may be fighting for the title of X Factor champion 2012 but at least two competitors are making love not war.

Young hopefuls Ella Henderson and George Shelley, of Union J, have been making sweet music behind-the-scenes.

The two singers had been flirting with each other for weeks but finally got together after they were dared to kiss each other by their friends on the show.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Their first taste of fame! District 3 pucker up with pretty female fans as crowds gather outside X Factor contestants’ hotel
The live stage of the competition has only just begun but the X Factor contestants have managed to attract a fan base already.

Groups of youths gathered outside the plush Corinthia hotel in London waiting patiently for a chance to meet the wannabes last night.

And when the gang arrived back from rehearsals it was clear that they were more than happy to lap up the attention of the adoring fans.
Read more: The Daily Mail

My you’ve changed: Thin former X Factor star Craig Colton sheds the pounds and reveals he now likes WOMEN
He rose to fame on The X Factor last year sporting a rather portly frame.

But singer Craig Colton has now re-emerged looking almost unrecognisable as he shows off a much slender physique following months of hitting the gym.

The 24-year-old has posed for a new magazine shoot to reveal his new honed body.
Read more: The Daily Mail

All grown up: X Factor’s Eoghan Quigg shows off his tattoos and buffed new look in boxing photoshoot
Former X Factor star Eoghan Quigg won a legion of female fans thanks to his spiked hair and cute looks during the 2008 reality competition.

However, he’s not a young boy any more after showing of his six pack for an action-packed photoshoot.

Quigg, now 20, came third in that year’s X Factor, and it seems he has spent his time since then pumping iron in the gym.
Read more: The Daily Mail

How One Direction star Niall Horan really injured himself… Heartthrob was attacked in park by a squirrel!
One Direction hunk Niall Horan made girls all over the world say ‘Awww’ followed by ‘really?! as he stepped out in crutches at the weekend after admitting that he injured his leg in a very unusual way.

The blonde singer left the X Factor studios in London limping after injuring his leg in what he calls a squirrel attack!

Niall has now undergone surgery to fix the torn ligaments in his knee after his run-in with the furry pest in a London park.
Read more: The Daily Mail

“He is an amazing listener and makes me laugh a lot”: One Direction’s Niall Horan is “loosely dating” Demi Lovato
US X Factor judge Demi Lovato has revealed exactly what’s going on between her and Niall. And it appears they are officially “dating”.
Read more: The Mirror

What a comeback! Leona Lewis looks perfect in purple as she debuts new single live on The X Factor
She is one of the show’s most successful winners and returned to our screens this year as a guest judge but Leona Lewis cemented her X Factor comeback when she performed her new single live on Sunday night’s results show.

The Hackney-born singer, who was crowned The X Factor winner in 2006, looked positively regal as she donned a floor-length purple Ariella Couture gown to perform new singe Trouble.

Blowing this year’s contestants out of the water, Leona wowed the crowd with her flawless vocals on the track, which she has admitted is about her former love Lou Al-Chamaa, released earlier this week.
Read more: The Daily Mail

‘He is a really sweet lovely guy’: Leona Lewis opens up about her true feelings towards One Direction’s Liam Payne
One Direction fans around the world will be devastated to know that Liam Payne has yet another admirer.

Former X Factor champion Leona Lewis has admitted that she finds the young heartthrob very sweet and she is a big fan of his music.

However, their apparent relationship is strictly platonic as she revealed that at the moment they are just good friends.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Leona Lewis announces 2013 UK tour
Leona Lewis has announced details for a UK tour next year.

The singer will play 14 dates across the country in April and May 2013 in support of her upcoming album Glassheart.
Read more: Digital Spy

Olly Murs: People who say internet bullies don’t bother them are lying
OLLY Murs has spoken out about the vicious web trolls who plague the social networking accounts of many high-profile artists.

Olly, 28, who is currently co-hosting the Xtra Factor with Caroline Flack, talked of his feelings on the subject after contestant and fellow Essex boy Rylan Clark was subjected to torrents of abuse and death-threats on Twitter.

He said: “Me and Rylan met when we filmed the Xtra Factor at his house, he’s a great guy. He’s having a bit of trouble at the moment with people tweeting and being abusive.

“It’s shame really because I think he’s really improved on the show and proven he’s not just a gimmick act and he’s a really nice guy. He’s a top lad so I think he will do well.
Read more: The Sun

Little Mix tease “very dark” video for new single ‘DNA’
Little Mix have teased details about their new music video.

The girl group will release ‘DNA’ as the official second single from their debut album of the same name on November 11.
Read more: Digital Spy

Frankie Cocozza announces debut EP ‘The Motorcycle’
Frankie Cocozza has announced details of his debut EP.

The X Factor star, who was famously axed from last year’s show, will unveil The Motorcycle on November 5.

“My EP will be available on iTunes from November 5th. I love you all. #TheMotorcycleEP,” Cocozza tweeted.

Cocozza recently revealed that the death of his friend Connor Saunders prompted him to clean up his act and focus on music.
Read more: Digital Spy

Matt Cardle interview: ‘I’m more in control of my music’
If you’re male and an X Factor winner, tradition dictates that your chart prospects aren’t exactly the brightest.

Credit to Matt Cardle then, whose post-XF debut Letters bucked the trend and reached platinum status earlier this year.

Now hoping to repeat the success later this month with new album The Fire and on a new record label, Digital Spy caught up with him to find out whether he’s suffering any pre-album release nerves.
Read more: Digital Spy

‘I have a panic week in the gym two weeks before The X Factor starts’: Lucky Caroline Flack admits she rarely works out
She’s known for flashing her toned legs in her signature style of short shorts.

But Caroline Flack admits she rarely spends time keeping in shape for her leg-baring outfits.

In fact, the TV presenter only hits the gym just two weeks before The X Factor starts filming over the summer.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Raiders break into Dermot O’Leary’s fish restaurant and steal the safe containing £1,500 in cash
Dermot O’Leary’s Fishy Fishy restaurant in Brighton was broken into by raiders early Sunday morning.

They stole the safe, which contained Saturday night’s takings and is believed to have contained around £1,500 in cash.

The break in happened just before 1am on Sunday morning, and it’s believed that a group of people were involved.
Read more: The Daily Mail

Susan Boyle previews new album ‘Standing Ovation’ – listen
Susan Boyle has previewed her new studio album online.

The singer will release Standing Ovation as her fourth studio record on November 19 in the UK and a day later in the US.
Read more: Digital Spy

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