X Factor UK Headlines for 10/25/15

One Direction and Little Mix to perform at BBC Music Awards and Royal Variety!

One Direction won MTV EMA Award for Best Pop.

Fearne Cotton To Host BBC Music Awards 2015
Fearne and Chris Evans to host awards, with One Direction, Little Mix, Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Jess Glynne, Mumford & Sons and OMI among the line-up of performers.

The BBC today announced Ellie Goulding, Hozier, Jess Glynne, Little Mix, Mumford & Sons, OMI and One Direction are set to perform at the BBC Music Awards 2015, taking place at The Genting Arena, Birmingham on Thursday 10th December. Further acts will be announced over the coming weeks.
Read more: HJPR

Royal Variety 2015 – first acts announced
We are delighted to announce this year’s artistes to appear on the Royal Variety Performance, at the Royal Albert Hall on Friday 13th November, in aid of the Royal Variety Charity and in the presence of HRH Prince Harry.

In alphabetical order: Beverly Knight, Brandon Flowers (from the Killers), Chris Ramsey, Cirque Du Soleil, The Corrs, Sir Elton John, Jack Whitehall (host), Jeff Lynne’s ELO, Josh Groban, Jules, Matisse and Friends (winners of Britain’s Got Talent), Kacey Musgraves, Kylie Minogue, Little Mix, Mary Poppins – cast of Disney/Mackintosh’s multi-award winning musical, Matt Forde, One Direction, The Play That Goes Wrong, Ricky Martin, Romesh Ranganathan
Read more: Royal Variety Charity

Fame made Liam ‘sick’
EXCLUSIVE: Meltdown before gig

STRESSED Liam Payne had a backstage meltdown about being unable to cope with the pressures of fame, causing the shock cancellation of a One Direction gig.

Liam, 22, is said to have become sick as the world’s biggest band were preparing to take the stage in Belfast on Tuesday night.

A 1D source said: “The pressures of fame and being on the road for two years have made Liam ill.

“He was devastated about letting everyone down, especially the fans, but he wasn’t physically able to get on stage.

“He had a complete meltdown.”
Read more: The Sun

OMG, Liam is OK! Ecstatic One Direction fans break down in tears of joy as Payne apologises for missing Belfast gig and vows the show WILL go on
Liam Payne has finally broken his silence after the last-minute cancellation of One Direction’s concert in Belfast on Tuesday evening.

The 22-year-old singer – who had been struck down by a mystery illness – took to Twitter on Wednesday to apologise to fans, who were left disappointed as the eagerly-anticipated concert ceased to go ahead.

He wrote: ‘I’m so sorry to everybody I disappointed last night. I’m feeling better now. I really hope everyone can make the rescheduled date on Friday.
Read more: Daily Mail

Liam Payne thrills fans as he joins his One Direction bandmates on stage in Belfast after it’s claimed he suffered a ‘meltdown over fame’ before cancellation
He left thousands of fans distraught after the One Direction gig was cancelled at the last minute on Tuesday after falling ill.

However, Liam Payne has made a swift recovery as he took to the stage in Belfast on Wednesday night with his bandmates.

The 22-year-old singer thrilled fans who had been fearing for his health following the late cancellation of Tuesday’s gig.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘He is incredibly sad’: One Direction’s Liam Payne SPLITS from long-term girlfriend Sophia Smith… just days after cancelling Belfast concert due to illness
Liam Payne has split from girlfriend Sophia Smith after two years of dating.

The news of the singer’s break-up comes just days after One Direction were forced to cancel one of their live shows in Belfast due to him falling ill.

A source close to the 22-year-old star confirmed to MailOnline: ‘Liam and Sophia have split.’
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction release long-awaited music video for Perfect… hours after cancelling Belfast gig as Liam Payne is suddenly taken ill
Around 10,000 concert-goers were left disappointed when One Direction cancelled their Belfast gig at the last minute due to Liam Payne’s sudden illness.

But fans can console themselves thanks to the release of the boy band’s new music video for their latest single, Perfect, which hit the internet on Tuesday.

The angsty black-and-white video sees Louis Tomlinson, Harry Styles, Niall Horan and Liam Payne on top form as they hang around in a posh hotel with impressive views of the New York City skyline.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I’m obsessed with you!’ One Direction’s Niall Horan admits to soft spot for Lorraine Kelly during flirty appearance alongside Harry Styles on TV show
They have countless admirers across the globe, from youngsters to teens, and even their most devoted fans’ parents.

But One Direction are also partial to crushes of their own, and during an appearance on ITV’s Lorraine on Monday morning, Niall Horan couldn’t help himself as he gushed over the iconic host.

The handsome star appeared on the show alongside bandmate Harry Styles to discuss their upcoming album Made In The A.M., but was seemingly distracted by 55-year-old Lorraine.
Read more: Daily Mail

One Direction Thanks Fans For Purchasing a Full-Page Ad in ‘Billboard’
Few fans are more devoted than Directioners (remember #ZaynPain?), and now a group of particularly dedicated One Direction fans have taken their appreciation to a whole new level.

A group calling themselves the #TilTheEndFanProject started raising money back in May to place a full-page ad thanking the group in Billboard magazine. Last week, they finally achieved their goal — the ad appeared in the Oct. 24 issue of the magazine:
Read more: Billboard

‘I don’t think any of them have a plan right now:’ Simon Cowell talks life after One Direction as he reveals band are ‘tired’ of gruelling schedule
They rocketed to stardom after finding fame on hit singing competition The X Factor in 2010.

And after five years of actively being in the spotlight, Simon Cowell has admitted that One Direction are in desperate need of a break after what he described as an ‘unbelievable’ five years.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid, the 56-year-old music mogul said of the chart-topping boy band: ‘I think they’ve got to take some time off, I mean that schedule after five years was unbelievable, and it’s not until they stop, that’s when they’re going to realise how tired they are.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘You little s***’: The moment father-to-be Louis Tomlinson pushes a reporter who hasn’t heard 1D’s new song Perfect
He’s due to become a father for the first time in a matter of months, but Louis Tomlinson has already mastered the art of being a disciplinarian.

Putting a reporter in his place in a pre-show interview on Tuesday, cheeky chappy Louis was filmed slamming BBC radio presenter Stephen Nolan for not preparing ahead of their one-to-one.

Their jovial exchange on the night that One Direction caused uproar for cancelling their Belfast gig was broadcast the next day.

Asked to talk about Perfect, One Direction’s latest single, Louis said: ‘Perfect, yeah, new single. Have you heard it?’

When the reporter admitted ‘no,’ Louis went on to jest: ‘You should have before this interview you little s***’ before jokingly jabbing his counterpart in the shoulder.’

Continuing the jovial exchange, Stephen said: ‘Don’t touch me,’ before Louis – who’s expecting a baby with an ex-fling in 2016 – asks the band’s burly bodyguard Preston Mahon to ‘have a word.’
Read more: Daily Mail

‘His heart wasn’t in it’: Niall Horan insists Zayn Malik’s departure from One Direction has made the group stronger
Fans were left fearing for the future of One Direction when Zayn Malik sensationally left the group in March.

Yet Niall Horan told Ireland’s 2FM radio station it was the right decision because it was growing obvious Zayn wasn’t happy.

He now admitted that the group have grown closer together following the 22-year-old’s departure – after Zayn left in a bid to live ‘a normal life’.
Read more: Daily Mail

Beaming Perrie Edwards leads the way as Little Mix wrap up warm in cosy statement coats on latest radio tour in Birmingham
Last week they were in Australia promoting their new music.

But on Wednesday it was back to rainy England as Little Mix continued their promo trail, kicking off a radio tour in Birmingham.

And with a return to the dreary weather, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall showed off their autumnal style in chic coats as they dashed between interviews in the rain.
Read more: Daily Mail

Perrie Edwards puts on a very leggy display in a skimpy leather miniskirt and low-cut top as she steps out with her Little Mix bandmates
She’s been making the most of her singledom since splitting from Zayn Malik this summer.

And Perrie Edwards has certainly been dressing to impress, putting on a jaw-dropping display in a tiny leather skirt as she ventured out in Manchester on Thursday morning.

The 22-year-old Little Mix singer’s thigh-skimming garment made the most of her long, slender legs as she stopped off at Key 103 radio station alongside her bandmates Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson.
Read more: Daily Mail

She’s come a long way in under a year, and now bubbly singer and London native, Fleur East is ready to release her music to the world. We got to know the gorgeous singer a little better during her shoot with NOTION, and discovered what she’s been up to since last year’s X Factor finals.

27-year-old Fleur has had an amazing year. The ambitious singer became a well-known name when she made it to the X Factor finals last year. Despite losing to Ben Haenow, she impressed Simon Cowell so much, he offered her a record deal with SYCO Music after the show. It’s no wonder why – Fleur was an immediate hit with viewers of the show and became the first ever contestant to score her own #1 in the iTunes singles charts with her cover of Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’. Those following Fleur on social media will have spotted her jetting back and forth from LA since then, but until now her projects have been kept very much under wraps.
In recent weeks the singer who almost gave up her dream before auditioning for X Factor, has been teasing fans with snippets of her upcoming single ‘Sax’, released this week. Fleur stopped to chat with NOTION, providing some clues about the style of the new album, whilst dismissing certain X Factor rumours and she explains why her determination and hard work has finally paid off.
Read more: Motion Magazine

Fleur East puts in a stylish appearance at her album party in a cropped white trouser suit and chic grey coat
She’s rarely been seen since coming in second place on last year’s X Factor.

But Fleur East was out to reveal an early listen of her debut album on Tuesday night at London’s Ham Yard Hotel.

The musician, who lost to Ben Haenow in the 2014 final, looked especially sleek and seemingly ready for a big return.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘I thought maybe he hates me’: X Factor’s Simon Cowell tells Susanna Reid that he feared son Eric wasn’t bonding with him
He hasn’t long been a father.

But X Factor star Simon Cowell, 56, has confessed that he once feared that he wasn’t connecting with his baby son, Eric.

Speaking to Susanna Reid during an interview on Good Morning Britain, the music mogul offers fans a rare insight into his paternal side.
Read more: Daily Mail

Simon Cowell reveals the one question he’s dreading from son Eric when he grows up
The X Factor judge has exclusively told The Mirror there is something he’s not sure he could do for his only child

Simon Cowell used to walk and talk with a swagger that bordered on overconfidence.

He took his X Factor show to America in 2011 and felt unbeatable, telling critics it would pull in over 20 million viewers.

Then two things happened, the show flopped after a couple of years and in July 2013, Lauren Silverman announced she was pregnant with his baby. Both moments caused celebrity shockwaves.

The two things have had an impact on his life, and one-year-old baby Eric has changed him as a person, even threatening to stop even his biggest bad habit.

Puffing on a menthol cigarette, Cowell says: “These are as bad as the others. I do about ten a day and I have cut down.

“I tried the vapour ones but I hated it. I have tried everything. If Eric grows up and says stop it I don’t know what I would do.
Read more: Daily Mirror

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Irish Charts
1 One Direction – Perfect
14 One Direction – Drag Me Down
33 Little Mix – Black Magic
35 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
45 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
59 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
62 Ben Haenow – Second Hand Heart (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
64 One Direction – Infinity
74 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
76 Sigma – Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson)
97 Little Mix – Weird People

1 Ed Sheeran – X
12 One Direction – Four
50 One Direction – Midnight Memories
85 One Direction Take Me Home

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The Official Charts
1 KDA – Turn The Music Louder (Rumble) (feat. Tinie Tempah & Katy B)
2 One Direction – Perfect
20 Olly Murs – Kiss Me
21 Ben Haenow – Second Hand Heart (feat. Kelly Clarkson)
32 Little Mix – Love Me Like You
36 Little Mix – Black Magic
37 One Direction – Drag Me Down
47 Kygo – Here For You (feat. Ella Henderson)
59 Sigma – Glitterball (feat. Ella Henderson)
65 Rita Ora – Body On Me (feat. Chris Brown)
78 Little Mix – Weird People
86 Fifth Harmony – Worth It (feat. Kid Ink)
87 One Direction – Infinity

1 Jamie Lawson – Jamie Lawson
59 Will Young – 85% Proof

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