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First Look At X Factor Bootcamp, Plus Simon Cowell Plans Big Changes For The Live Shows

After the shock news that judges houses will not be filmed live as previously announced by Simon Cowell, here is the first look at X Factor bootcamp which will air this Sunday.

Contestants gathered at a country mansion in the south of England where Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw narrowed down the acts over several days.

In other news, Simon Cowell has some changes in mind for the live shows. Talking to the Star newspaper Simon said “The live shows are going to have some big changes."

“I’ve got some ideas and we’re going to trial them to see what works. I want the lives to be a lot more fun.”

The X Factor chief also revealed why he replaced host Dermot O’Leary with Olly Murs and Caroline Flack.

He claimed: “I loved Dermot but he wanted to do other things. I thought Olly and Caroline would be fun.'


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