Is Olly Murs throwing shade at The X Factor?

Hold onto your hats, people.

Olly Murs performing in London at British Summer Time Festival 2016

by Daniella Scott |
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Everywhere you look on TV right now there is dramz, we are literally wading through it on a daily basis, mainly due to Stephen Bear on CBB, and with The X Factor returning to our screens this weekend it doesn't look like it's going to end any time soon.

Especially as it seems like Olly Murs might have just thrown some pretty awkward shade into the mix.

Olly Murs performs at The X Factor secret gig in 2009

"When I did the show back in 2009 we had huge viewing figures, the final was like 20 million and it was the biggest show, bigger than Strictly Come Dancing. Everybody loved it, people would have X Factor nights and barbecues, fancy dress parties, it was such an event. It's changed now, people have more and more choice and Strictly battles it every week."

Jaws off the floor everyone, the shade is only just beginning…

Olly used to present The X Factor with co-host Caroline Flack

"Over the years so much has gone on with the show that more and more people want to say negative things about it. It shouldn’t be about the judges or the presenters, it should be about finding talent," he continued in an interview with

Well. This is tense.

"People are more concerned with what the judges are wearing than the singing, I think in 2009 it was all about the singing, you did have a great judging panel, but it felt like it was all about the contestants."

Simon signs autographs for The X Factor fans

Some cream for that burn, Simon Cowell?

In other The X Factor news, this year's show is set to feature a MASSIVE twist, that we're still not over. Honestly, we're not coping.

This year, judges will be given the opportunity to bring back a wildcard act, who has been kicked off in a previous round, and send that act to another judge.

Cue returning Queen Sharon Osbourne ruining Simon's life with a karaoke singer who specialises in 80s covers.

We really are struggling to contain our excitement.

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