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Simon Cowell to shake up X Factor once again


Last year X Factor trimmed the number of live shows from ten to six. The viewer's favourite acts were  revealed each week for the first time with a prize for the overall weekly favourite.


Now Simon Cowell and  the X Factor are said to be considering more dramatic changes to the hit show's format for the 2018 series, including axing the bootcamp stage of the competition and the Sunday night live show,



Reportedly  they are considering scrapping the Sunday show and the Bootcamp section after X Factor was once again beaten by Strictly Come Dancing by the viewers.

A source told the Mirror Online,  bosses were considering a huge shake-up of the format in a bid to strengthen the show.


The source said: “The question being asked is whether things could be done a little bit differently in the new series.


“One idea being looked at is whether getting rid of the Sunday show would allow ITV to put all its focus and resources into making Saturday night’s X Factor even more spectacular. Nothing has been decided but there are lots of ideas being thrown around.


Simon Cowell with Cheryl on the X Factor

It’s not yet been confirmed which judges will return but there is strong speculation that Simon Cowell will replace Nicole Scherzinger with Cheryl.


A show source said: “Any changes to the show’s format are made to ensure it keeps evolving to strengthen it.”


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