X Factor 2017 set to see some MAJOR changes in huge revamp

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The X Factor 2017 is set to see some major changes when it hits TV screens this autumn.

The hit talent show is now in its fourteenth year and nothing is set to be the same again.

According to The Sun newspaper, show bosses headed by Simon Cowell have planned a total revamp of the show.

The biggest change will see the ten weeks of live shows cut to six, but with acts performing and leaving on both the Saturday and Sunday night each weekend.

Both nights will also see guest artists perform in a bid to attract back viewers following one of the least watched series in 2016.

"Ratings plummeted and Simon knew a drastic revamp was needed," a source told the tabloid this week. “The Saturday night show became so tedious as there was rarely any drama which an eviction would bring.

“ITV believes transforming it is the right decision. It means all singers will perform on both Saturday and Sunday evenings, with acts being eliminated both nights."

Another move will see novelty acts like Honey G "discouraged" in a bid to "make another star".

“They don’t want the show to be a laughing stock again like it was with Honey G," the source said.

Further changes are rumoured to include introducing a live studio audience to parts of the bootcamp process and holding auditions at Thorpe Park.

"They want to get shots of the judges on white-knuckle rides," the source added.

Simon will be joined by Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh on the panel once again this year, although Alesha Dixon will also appear as a guest judge at some audition shows.

The X Factor typically launches at the end of August on ITV.

 

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