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'X Factor' stars join Caroline Flack, Matt Richardson for new promo

Some of The X Factor's most popular acts ever join Caroline Flack and Matt Richardson in a new promo for this year's series of The Xtra Factor.

Rylan Clark, Union J, Amelia Lily, Christopher Maloney, Diva Fever, Andy Abraham and Kye Sones are among the former contestants who met up with the presenting duo for a street party celebrating 10 years of The X Factor.

The clip also features quick glimpses of action from this year's Xtra Factor, including footage from auditions and clips of Flack and her new co-host Richardson mingling with judges Gary Barlow, Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh.

Other highlights include Clark attacking a cut-out of Barlow with an ice cream, Richardson creeping out auditionees with his hugs, Flack giving him a slap outside Coronation Street's Rovers Return, and Osbourne saying "testicles".

The latest promo comes ahead of the reveal of a 'fifth judge'
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'X Factor' judges winner predictions revealed

'X Factor' judges winner predictions revealed
The predictions that The X Factor judges made at Boot Camp have been revealed. The Xtra Factor hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs revealed the acts that Tulisa Contostavlos, Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger had predicted would go all the way in this year's competition. Walsh predicted that Ella Henderson would win the competition, and Scherzinger agreed following Henderson's rendition of Cher's 'Believe'. However, the former Pussycat Dolls star also wrote down James Arthur's name, meaning she is the only judge to rightly predict the winner of this year's series. Barlow chose Kye Sones, who became one (more)
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Celebrity Pictures: 'X Factor', Jls, Peter Andre, more

This weekend sees the final of The X Factor, and former contestants were back in the spotlight as they made their way to Manchester, where the competition's finale will be staged. Union J joined Kye Sones, Melanie McCabe and Lucy Spraggan as they travelled on the train, while Rylan Clark was spotted in a blue onesie which covered his face. In the capital, Jls handed out Christmas presents to fans on the South Bank as they launched the Jls Foundation for Cancer Research UK, and Anita Dobson attended the Whatsonstage.com Awards launch (more)
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Celebrity Pictures: 'X Factor', One Direction, Peter Andre, more

This weekend sees the final of The X Factor, and former contestants were back in the spotlight as they made their way to Manchester, where the competition's finale will be staged. Union J joined Kye Sones, Melanie McCabe and Lucy Spraggan as they travelled on the train, while Rylan Clark was spotted in a blue onesie which covered his face. In the capital, Jls handed out Christmas presents to fans on the South Bank as they launched the Jls Foundation for Cancer Research UK, and Anita Dobson attended the Whatsonstage.com Awards launch (more)
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Celebrity pictures: Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Gemma Arterton, Kye Sones

Celebrity pictures: Jude Law, Cameron Diaz, Gemma Arterton, Kye Sones
Fresh from his exit from The X Factor last week, Kye Sones performed a set at G-a-y London. Across town in Westfield shopping centre the Kardashian sisters caused chaos as they launched their fashion collection. Crowds of fans had turned up to see Khloe, Kim and Kourtney and some were left disappointed when they didn't get to meet the glamorous trio. Also in the capital, James McAvoy and Gemma Arterton were two of the celebrities who attended the Place For Peace dinner, which was held in support of the Peace Earth Foundation. Elton John's annual Winter Ball also took place, with monies raised from ticket sales going (more)
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'X Factor' Kye Sones: 'Chris Maloney's not my cup of tea' - video

'X Factor' Kye Sones: 'Chris Maloney's not my cup of tea' - video
Eliminated X Factor contestant Kye Sones has admitted that he is baffled by fellow contestant Christopher Maloney's survival on the show, saying: "He's not my cup of tea." Sones was voted out of the ITV programme last night (November 4) following a sing-off with Rylan Clark, but while he "couldn't say a bad word" about the Essex-born star, he appeared to be irked by Maloney's contribution to the "bad stigma attached to the Overs" category.

"Rylan's got a place on the show," Sones told Digital Spy. "I couldn't say a bad word about him. "I don't think he'll win the show, but I think he's served his purpose. I think he's having fun and long may it continue. Good luck to him." Asked how far Maloney could go in The X Factor, he continued: "God knows. Who knows? (more)
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Kye Sones: I want Jahmene to win

Kye Sones is backing Jahmene Douglas to win 'The X Factor'. The ousted singer - who left the competition last night (04.11.12) when the judges went to deadlock following a sing-off against Rylan Clark - praised the young hopeful as a ''miracle''. Speaking on 'This Morning', he said: ''I would like Jahmene to win, just for his family and to turn his life around. ''It would be an amazing thing. For what he's been through and the person he is now, he's a miracle and a lovely human being.'' The former chimney sweep also insists he doesn't hold any grudges against Rylan after losing
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Kye Sones departs X Factor

Kye Sones has been voted off 'The X Factor'. The 30-year-old singer - who was mentored by Gary Barlow - lost his place in the competition after judge Tulisa Contostavlos took the final vote against Rylan Clark to deadlock, after a performance of Jason Mraz's 'I Won't Give Up' up against Rylan's singing of Des'ree's 'Kissing You'. With voting figures used, Kye was sent home. However, he took the decision well and promised fans he would eventually release an album. Kye's departure means Christopher Maloney is Gary's only remaining act. Speaking on 'The Xtra Factor', Gary said: ''It was horrible. The
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Kye Sones leaves 'The X Factor'

Kye Sones has left The X Factor. The 30-year-old singer became the sixth act to be eliminated from the competition tonight (November 4). Sones was in the bottom two this week alongside Rylan Clark, and the pair went head to head in a final sing-off. The 30-year-old singer performed 'I Won't Give Up' by Jason Mraz, while Clark sang a rendition of 'Kissing You' by Des'ree. Turning to the judges after their performances, presenter Dermot O'Leary asked each who they would like to keep in the competition. Nicole Scherzinger chose to save her mentee Clark, saying he brought "light and energy" to the show, while Gary Barlow chose to save his act Sones, saying it was a "simple" decision to make. Louis Walsh added it was an "amazing" sing-off, and that Rylan "proved [he] really can (more)
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'X Factor' Christopher Maloney sang most 'bum notes', claims study

Christopher Maloney has been dubbed this year's 'worst singer' in The X Factor, according to a study. An analysis of Saturday's (October 27) Halloween special live show has reportedly shown that Maloney made the most amount of flat notes during his performance of '(I Just) Died in Your Arms'. Maloney is said to have made 10 'bum notes' during his performance, while Rylan Clark, Kye Sones and Jahmene Douglas tied with eight 'bum notes' each. The study was commissioned by text answer service 63336, who used musicians with perfect pitch - the ability to identify a musical note without an external reference such as another voice or instrument. Helen Wright from the company said: "63336 used dedicated researchers to analyse each act, and found that Christopher Maloney really struggled the most (more)
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Gary Barlow: "I was jealous of Robbie Williams"

Gary Barlow:
Gary Barlow has admitted to being "incredibly jealous" of Robbie Williams's career. The X Factor judge made the remarks during a pre-recorded piece of footage in tonight's programme (October 27) as he gave advice to contestant Kye Sones. Ahead of Sones's performance of Williams's hit 'Let Me Entertain You', Barlow revealed that the song "takes me back" and that it evoked a lot of memories for him. "I was incredibly jealous of Robbie's career," he continued. Take That member Williams has mentored all of the contestants on the show this week, apart from Barlow's other act Christopher Maloney, who reportedly went back to Liverpool during the (more)
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'X Factor's Kye Sones: 'I've lost count of the girls I've bedded'

Kye Sones has revealed that he has "lost count" of the girls he's bedded. The X Factor singer told Now magazine that he doesn't do too badly at all with the ladies. When asked how many girls he has slept with, he said: "Not enough! I don't know... I've lost count." He went on to quip that he's not ruling out getting it on with a fan either. He said: "I've already had a few marriage proposals and I just say yes to all of them - I'm going to have a busy summer!" However, he insisted that he doesn't fancy anyone in the competition this year. The 30-year-old admitted: "I'm gutted there's no girl band this year. The girls are either 16, married or gay. I feel deprived!" When asked about losing his virginity, he recalled: "I was about 17. It happened on a boys' holiday (more)
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MK1 voted off X Factor

MK1 became the latest act to be voted off 'The X Factor' last night (21.10.12). The duo - made up of singer-rappers Charlotte Rundle and Simeon Dixon - found themselves alongside Kye Sones in the bottom two and after the judges failed to decide who went, the decision went to deadlock. Host Dermot O'Leary then revealed MK1 had the fewest public voted so would be leaving the talent show. Mentor Louis Walsh admitted he was ''sad'' to see the duo leave the competition but hopes that ''someone will give them a record deal''. He added: ''Charlie and Sim are such good fun. I thought
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MK1 leave 'The X Factor'

MK1 have become the latest act to be eliminated from The X Factor this evening (October 21). The duo lost out in the sing-off against Kye Sones after both acts received the fewest amount of public votes this weekend. MK1 chose to sing their own interpretation of The Script's 'The Man Who Can't Be Moved', while Sones performed 'I Can't Make You Love Me'. However, MK1 were eliminated after the judges voted to take the decision to Deadlock for the third consecutive week. Mentors Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh both opted to save their own acts, with Barlow claiming he thought Sones's performance was one of the strongest sing-off performances he had seen in the competition. The next judge to vote was Nicole Scherzinger, who chose to send home MK1 based on the performances she had just witnessed. (more)
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Kye Sones: 'Emily Atack is a nice girl'

Kye Sones has confirmed on last night's (October 20) episode of The Xtra Factor that he has been in contact with The Inbetweeners actress Emily Atack. The pair reportedly met backstage at the ITV2 show, where Sones allegedly asked Atack out on a date. When asked by Xtra Factor hosts Caroline Flack and Olly Murs whether he'd been text messaging Atack, Sones hesitated before saying "Yeah". He continued, adding: "She's a nice girl." Flack then asked what the pair had exchanged in the messages, and (more)
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'X Factor' Gary Barlow: 'Kye Sones was going downhill'

'X Factor' Gary Barlow: 'Kye Sones was going downhill'
Gary Barlow has told his act Kye Sones that he was "going downhill" on The X Factor. The 41-year-old judge took Sones aside ahead of tonight's show (October 20) and critiqued his performance of Rihanna and Eminem's 'Love the Way You Lie' on last week's show (October 13). Watching Sones's performance back, his mentor Barlow said: "Right now listen, I'm going to be really honest with you. Let me critique this for you. Flat. Flat. Flat. Flat. "We're a minute in, 12 flat notes. I'm not going to play any more. There's 32 flat notes in that two-minute performance. That was awful. You're going downhill." Sones replied that the criticism was "what he needed". Following his performance (more)
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'X Factor's Kye Sones 'arranges date with Harry Styles ex Emily Atack'

'X Factor's Kye Sones 'arranges date with Harry Styles ex Emily Atack'
X Factor finalist Kye Sones has reportedly set up a date with Emily Atack. The singer is said to have asked out the Inbetweeners actress after meeting backstage during ITV2's The Xtra Factor, reports The Sun. The pair reportedly exchanged numbers after meeting in Caroline Flack's dressing room, and have arranged to go on a date next week. A source said: "When Kye saw Emily his eyes nearly popped out of his head. He has always fancied her but never imagined he'd get to be in the same room as her. "And it turned out (more)
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Louis Walsh blames Gary Barlow for 'boring' 'X Factor' performance

Louis Walsh blames Gary Barlow for 'boring' 'X Factor' performance
Louis Walsh has branded The X Factor contestant Kye Sones's performance last night (October 13) as boring. Sones sang a combination of Eminem and Rihanna's 'Love the Way You Lie' and Dido's hit 'Thank You', but Walsh said that there was "something missing" from Sones's performance. When Sones's mentor, judge Gary Barlow, asked Walsh what he thought was needed in his act's performance, Walsh replied: "The connection. I got bored, Gary." Walsh continued to blame Sones's performance on Barlow, adding: "I think it was the song choice, I think it was Gary's (more)
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Gary Barlow: 'X Factor stage is like the Death Star'

Gary Barlow: 'X Factor stage is like the Death Star'
Gary Barlow has spoken about the pressure of performing live on The X Factor. The Take That singer compared the stage of the ITV talent competition to the Death Star in Star Wars, and said that contestants need to be "ready" for the start of the live shows. "I call it the Death Star, this building. When you get in there, the lights are spinning, it's like a spaceship," he told Daybreak. "It isn't like doing a show in a pub; everyone's watching, everyone has an opinion. You've got to be focused, you've got to be ready for it." Speaking about his Overs team - which features Melanie Masson, Kye Sones and Carolynne Poole - he said he (more)
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'X Factor' acts take over 5-star Corinthia Hotel - pictures

'X Factor' acts take over 5-star Corinthia Hotel - pictures
The X Factor finalists have all moved into London's glamorous 5-star Corinthia Hotel and have started making themselves at home. Rylan Clark, Ella Henderson and Kye Sones are among the acts who are being put up at the swanky hotel ahead of this weekend's first live show. [The X Factor Corinthia Hotel pictures - Photo gallery]

The reality TV stars are staying in £500-a-night rooms and have free access to the hotel's luxurious spa, beauty treatments and gym facilities on request. Treatments on offer include hair reduction, massages and detox, with (more)
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