Simon Cowell to make huge changes to X Factor 2017…including theme park auditions
Simon Cowell is making some pretty massive changes to the X Factor this year, after disappointing viewing figures in 2016.
According to The Sun, there will be drastic alterations to the format of the ITV series, with only six live shows instead of the usual ten. Contestants will also be eliminated on both the Saturday and the Sunday show, rather than a performance-only Saturday followed by the Sunday results.
Additionally, exciting changes will be made to the early stages of the show as Simon plans to hold the first auditions at Thorpe Park!
An X Factor source revealed: “Ratings plummeted and Simon knew a drastic revamp was needed.
“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.
“They are doing the Thorpe Park auditions early on too, because producers think the unconventional location will create some funny footage.
“They want to get shots of the judges on white-knuckle rides.
“Ultimately, show bosses are determined to make another star.
“They don’t want the show to be a laughing stock again like it was with Honey G.”
X Factor will return later this year to ITV.