X Factor UK Headlines for 12/25/16

Honey G had some unfortunate moments on live TV this week.

Some X Factor UK alumni performed at Christmas ‘Top of the Pops’
Louisa Johnson – So Good (Top Of The Pops, Christmas 2016)

James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go (Top Of The Pops, Christmas 2016)

Olly Murs – Years & Years (Top Of The Pops, Christmas 2016)

COMEBACK KING James Arthur tops off incredible comeback year with new single Safe Inside – and new video will drop on Christmas Day

The former X Factor singer took time out from the limelight in recent years, but he’s returned with chart toppers

JAMES Arthur has announced a new single as he continues his amazing comeback.

The former X Factor winner has topped the charts after returning to the limelight following his recent break, and he’s now promised a new single, with the music video set to be released on Christmas Day.

James’ latest track, Safe Inside, is described as a “heartfelt and honest song about watching someone you care for grow into their own person.”

The song is inspired by James’ relationship with his sister, and he has prepared a video for Christmas Day alongside it, directed by Frank Hoffman.

Speaking of his year and Safe Inside, James said: “I can’t believe what a year it’s been.

“I want to say thanks to all the people that played a part and believed in me. I’m looking forward to 2017 and pleased to confirm that Safe Inside will be my next single.
Read more: The Sun

LITTLE HITS Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock is left in tears after being whacked round the face by crazed fan in restaurant
Girl band star was attacked as she shared a meal with her friends after a night out in London

LITTLE Mix singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock was left in floods of tears after she was SLAPPED round the face by a crazed fan in a restaurant.

The pop star was attacked as she shared a meal with pals after a night out in central London.

Stunned diners watched in horror as a man hurled abuse at Leigh-Anne, 25, then slapped her face.

Police were called to the VQ restaurant after the star’s pals dialled 999 but the attacker had fled.

A diner said: “He kept saying, ‘if my girlfriend was here, you would both feel really intimidated.
Read more: The Sun

‘I fell out of a car, drunk as a skunk’: Leigh-Anne Pinnock suffers yet another bump… after being ‘slapped by crazed diner in restaurant attack’
Leigh-Anne Pinnock has suffered further misfortune after falling from a stationary car during a night out in London – shortly after a reported ‘attack’ by a crazed diner in a local restaurant.

Taking to Snapchat, the Little Mix star, 25, shared a clip of her maimed cheek following the incident, which The Sun claim happened shortly after the band landed in the capital following a promotional trip to the United States on behalf of their fourth album, Glory Days.

Captioning the upload, she wrote: ‘I fell out of a car, drunk as a skunk.’
Read more: Daily Mail

Has Jesy Nelson got a new beau? Little Mix star spotted in Paris with rumoured love interest Bradley Churchill… following Jake Roche split
She split from beau Jake Roche after an 18-month engagement earlier this autumn.

But Jesy Nelson may have already found love again.

The Little Mix star has been spotted out in Paris with her rumoured new beau, Bradley Churchill who landed in the City Of Light by private jet on Wednesday.
Read more: Daily Mail

A Merry Little MiXmas! Perrie Edwards has ‘given her whole family gifts of Arsenal merchandise’ in a bid to show new footballer boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain how much she likes him
Perrie Edwards is reportedly utilising the season of giving to demonstrate her feelings for new boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

According to a source, the 23-year-old Little Mix singer has rushed to the nearest Arsenal merchandise outlet to bedeck her loved ones with Gunners memorabilia this Christmas, as a grand gesture toward her football player beau.

Gift-wrapped and nestled under the Edwards family tree this Christmas is reportedly an array of Arsenal branded T-Shirts, footballs, towels and mugs – all to prove how much Perrie cares for the athlete, according to The Mirror.
Read more: Daily Mail

FAMILY TO SUPPORT Liam Payne ‘registers new song’ titled Myself which he co-wrote with Lady Gaga’s team
The One Direction is gearing up to launch his solo career

LIAM Payne’s solo career looks like it could be launching sooner rather than later.

A screenshot circulating on Twitter shows the singer, who was recently snapped at another recording studio in LA, has “registered” another new song titled Myself with the international music rights organisation BMI.

The track features a team of Grammy nominated fellow songwriters including Emily Warren, Nick Monson and Scott Harris.

Each of the co-writers have worked with music heavyweights including Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Nick Jonas and Shawn Mendes.

The exciting development comes after Liam signed a top record deal with Capitol Records UK in July.
Read more: The Sun

Fairytale of Wolverhampton! Dad-to-be Liam Payne delivers hundreds of Christmas gifts to poorly children at the hospital where he was born
He has been busy recording his first solo album in LA over the last few weeks.

But Liam Payne took the chance to give back to his home town on Friday – by delivering presents to the hospital where he was born.

The teen heartthrob, 23, sent hundreds of Christmas gifts to the children’s ward of New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton, in order to provide festive cheer for the youngsters who will spend the weekend in hospital.
Read more: Daily Mail

Elf and baby! Pregnant Cheryl and boyfriend Liam Payne share fun festive selfie as they enjoy last Christmas before they become parents
Next year is set to be a rollercoaster ride of first-time parenthood.

So Cheryl and boyfriend Liam Payne were determined to enjoy their final Christmas before welcoming a child into the world.

The couple took to Instagram on Christmas Day evening to show off their festive fun sides, using a Snapchat filter to make them into elves.
Read more: Daily Mail

Nut-crackers for it! Liam Payne shares rare snap of his very festive £5million mansion… as Cheryl shares touching note thanking fans for their support
Liam Payne showed that he had gone all out for Christmas as he took to Instagram to share a rare snap of his very festive £5million mansion.

The One Direction star, 23, posted the festive snap at midnight, presumably preparing to spend his first Christmas with pregnant girlfriend Cheryl, 33.

The snap comes after Cheryl shared a picture of a handwritten letter in which she thanked her fans for all their support.
Read more: Daily Mail

‘Should have listened to my mother’: One Direction’s Niall Horan is battling pneumonia in the run-up to Christmas
He’s had a busy year, branching out solo after One Direction embarked on a long hiatus.

And it seems Niall Horan’s intense schedule has caught up with him since the pop hunk revealed on social media on Wednesday that he was battling pneumonia.

The 23-year-old singer initially said he had a chest infection, but later tweeted to say he had got worse – and that he should have listened to his mother’s words of wisdom.
Read more: Daily Mail

Louis Tomlinson and sister Lottie ‘flip the bird’ in a defiant selfie during star’s 25th birthday on Christmas Eve as they face their first holiday without their mother Johannah
They have shown each other unfaltering support in the wake of their mother Johanna Deakin’s death earlier this month from leukaemia.

And Louis Tomlinson and his younger sister Lottie have continued to rally around one another in the lead up to Christmas.

Despite having to face their first festive season without their beloved mother since her passing, Louis has also had to go through his first birthday without her too.
Read more: Daily Mail

WISE WORDS: Rebecca Ferguson Reveals She’s Been ‘Taken Advantage Of, But She’s Not Going To Change’
Rebecca got her big break on X Factor in 2010.

For the latest in our WISE WORDS interview series – where stars from a whole range of fields share the important life lessons they’ve learned along the way – we’re posing some of the big questions to REBECCA FERGUSON.

Since making her big break on ‘X Factor’ in 2010, Rebecca has released four studio albums, and been nominated for two MOBO Awards and one MTV Europe gong.

She has a brand new single out, and has also created her own online forum hashtagsuperwoman.com, where she hopes like-minded women can share their own #superwoman stories.
Read more: The Huffington Post

The season of giving: Former X Factor star Jack Walton makes £131 by busking on streets of Lincoln before handing it over to homeless man
Former X Factor star Jack Walton went busking on Lincoln high street on Thursday and kindly gave his proceeds to a homeless man.

The talented star, 20, made £131 from generous Christmas shoppers after singing a medley of songs on the busy high street.

But to the surprise of many, he rounded up his earnings for the day and handed it to a shivering homeless man.
Read more: Daily Mail

X Factor’s Honey G denies forgetting lyrics during live performance on Good Morning Britain
The North London was Getting Her Freak On during Monday’s show
X FACTOR’s Honey G has denied forgetting the lyrics to Missy Elliott’s Get Ur Freak On during a live performance on Monday’s Good Morning Britain.

The North London rapper performed the hit song while making her way through the studio ahead of her interview.

Despite appearing to lose her flow between lines, the star has revealed she was simply performing her own re-worked version of the track.
Read more: The Sun

‘NICE TRIP’ X Factor’s Honey G trips over a step in live TV blunder as she makes guest appearance in Loose Women’s live panto
The X Factor star managed to cover up the clumsy moment by quickly walking off stage, but not before it was spotted by fans

HONEY G suffered an awkward stage fail today as she made a guest appearance on Loose Women’s live panto.

The rapper accidentally tripped over a step as she left the stage, following a short rendition of her new hit song.
Read more: The Sun

STOCKING FILLER, ANYONE? Honey G cashes in on X Factor fame as she launches her own merchandise including T-shirts, masks and teddies
If you’re a fan of The X Factor star you can start showing your support through your clothes…

HONEY G has launched her own merchandise range which includes a variety of clothing and gifts.

The X Factor star has made the range relatively affordable, with a bomber jacket costing £20.
Read more: The Sun

EXCLUSIVE ‘I’m going to put the haters to bed’: X Factor star Honey G hits back at her critics once and for all… as she drops debut music video for The Honey G Show
She was undoubtedly the most talked about contestant on this year’s series of The X Factor.

And Honey G is here to stay, dropping her debut music video for single The Honey G Show on Friday after securing a record deal with show boss Simon Cowell’s label Syco.

The 35-year-old ‘North Weezy’ based rapper, who came fifth on the ITV competition, chatted to MailOnline about her post-show superstardom, most controversial headlines and her quest to find Mr Right.
Read more: Daily Mail

BROS NOT BEAUS X Factor winner Matt Terry admits he ‘loves’ Freddy Parker but insists he’s ‘not his type’ as he denies romance rumours

The 23-year-old singer announced that he was moving in with Freddy, 18, at the weekend

MATT Terry has admitted that he does in fact “love” fellow former X Factor contestant Freddy Parker – though in the strictly platonic sense.

The 23-year-old singer, who won the ITV show last week and secured a record deal RCA, also admitted that Freddy was not his type.
Read more: The Sun

HUNK FACTOR? X Factor winner Matt Terry whips off his top for near-naked Snapchat in bed

The 23-year-old added that a ‘haircut is a must’

X FACTOR winner Matt Terry showed how comfortable he is with his body – by whipping off his top in a near-naked Snapchat video.

The 23-year-old took a vid of himself in bed and out about in his kitchen.
Read more: The Sun

GOING GLOBAL X Factor star Saara Aalto reveals plans to move to the UK after landing international record deal
The Finnish singer opened up to Bizarre in an exclusive Facebook live chat in her home country, and joked that Simon Cowell is “the Grinch”

ONE DIRECTION, OLLY MURS and FLEUR EAST have all proved that you don’t have to win X Factor to be a huge success.

And this year’s runner-up SAARA AALTO looks set to follow in their footsteps.
Read more: The Sun

YOUNG LOVE X Factor’s Ryan Lawrie denies he’s engaged to Emily Middlemas as he releases debut music video

The 20-year-old Scottish star has been busy since leaving the show

X FACTOR’s Ryan Lawrie has responded to rumours he’s secretly engaged to girlfriend Emily Middlemas.

The 20-year-old singer, who was eliminated from this year’s series of the singing competition in week seven, opened up exclusively to The Sun Online.
Read more: The Sun

‘SHE’S JUST HIGH’ Louis Walsh defends X Factor’s Sharon Osbourne on Alan Carr’s 12 Stars of Christmas, insisting she wasn’t drunk… Just ‘high on life’
The talent show judge insisted none of the judges have a drink before appearing on the show

LOUIS Walsh has defended his co-star and X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne after she sparked shock with her outspoken appearances in the last series – insisting she wasn’t drunk.

Appearing on Alan Carr’s 12 Stars of Christmas tonight, the 64-year-old left the audience in hysterics as he explained Sharon was just “high” – before realising his mistake and quickly correcting himself.
Read more: The Sun

‘He said: “Don’t do it darling!”‘ Louis Walsh reveals he signed up to I’m A Celeb… before Simon Cowell STOPPED his jungle stay
He returned to The X Factor in a blaze of glory earlier this year.

Yet Louis Walsh had different plans for his 2016 TV career as he revealed he signed up to ‘I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Out of Here!’ this year – but Simon Cowell talked him out of it at the last minute.

The 64-year-old music manager revealed his plan to head Down Under was derailed by music mogul despite having signed on the dotted line.
Read more: Daily Mail

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The Official Charts
1. Clean Bandit – Rockabye (feat. Anne-Marie & Sean Paul)
3 Steve Aoki & Louis Tomlinson – Just Hold On
4 Little Mix – Touch
8 Matt Terry – When Christmas Comes Around
9 James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
13 Little Mix – Shout Out To My Ex
19 Zayn & Taylor Swift – I Don’t Wanna Live Forever
25 Louisa Johnson – So Good
58 Little Mix – Oops (feat. Charlie Puth)
70 Leona Lewis – One More Sleep
74 Kelly Clarkson – Underneath The Tree
99 Fifth Harmony – That’s My Girl

1 Michael Ball & Alfie Boe – Together
2 Little Mix – Glory Days
5 Olly Murs – 24 HRS
19 James Arthur – Back From the Edge
37 Little Mix – Get Weird

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