EXCLUSIVE: Celebrity X Factor Love Islanders reveal they want to collab with Ed Sheeran

Like, is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

Celebrity X Factor Love Island group The Islanders - Wes Nelson, Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott and Eyal Booker

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These autumnal weekends don't feel the same without The X Factor on the tellybox, do they? Well, thankfully, The X Factor: Celebrity finally kicks off on Saturday 12th October and sees a whole host of famous faces - from former TOWIE-type Megan McKenna to actual Martin Bashir - putting their vocal chops to the test.

Among the celebs involved are 2018 Love Island stars Eyal Booker, Samira Mighty, Wes Nelson and Zara McDermott; going by the collective name of, um, The Islanders.

And guess what? They're well up for a collaboration with Ed Sheeran.

Celebrity X Factor Love Island group The Islanders - Wes Nelson, Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott and Eyal Booker
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The foursome are hoping to make it to the live finals – and then the possibilities are endless. Chatting exclusively to heat magazine, Eyal said they’re plotting long-term stardom. “We want to be a successful band,” he said. “Release a few songs. And then go on tour. I’d love to work with Ed Sheeran.”

His bandmate Wes chipped in: "People go on The X Factor with no musical background and end up so successful, so there’s no reason it can’t happen to us. We’re bringing the shock factor."

He added, "We just want to be known for something other than dating."

Hear that, Mr Sheeran? Get ready for that epic collab.

Here's who's competing in The X Factor: Celebrity

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Celebrity X Factor Line-Up RADIO STACKED

Megan McKenna
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Reality star Megan McKenna has ditched her reality roots in recent years to focus on her music career, releasing a country album called 'Story Of Me' in 2018. Will she impress the judges?

Jenny Ryan
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As well as her recent appearance on Celebrity MasterChef, The Chase legend Jenny Ryan showcased her singing talents.

Max and Harvey
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British lads Max and Harvey have enjoyed a massive rise in fame thanks to the app musical.ly. Although they've both been performing since they were kids, the duo have now performed to massive crowds across the world.

V5
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Social media stars Sofia, Alondra, Laura, Wendii and Natalie have joined forces to create girl group V5.

Kevin McHale
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American actor Kevin McHale is no stranger to the music world! Kevin appeared on hit show Glee as Artie Abrams, before landing a music deal with Universal Music Group. Unfortunately, he lost his place on the show in Week 4.

Try Stars
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Rugby stars Thom Evans, Ben Foden and Levi Davis have all teamed up to create a Sports Supergroup called Try Stars. Sadly, they left the competition in Week 5 with Vinnie Jones.

Vinnie Jones
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After initially pulling out of the show following the tragic death of his wife Tanya in July, Vinnie Jones was invited to the live shows by Simon Cowell, with the former footballer saying, "I'd be honoured, she would love me to do it." Sadly, he left the competition in Week 5 with Try Stars.

Hayley Hasselhoff
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David Hasselhoff's 27-year-old daughter Hayley was sent packing after her audition. Hayley failed to impress her mentor Louis Walsh, meaning she didn't make it to the live shows.

Cole and Edwards
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Former Strictly dancer Brendan and former Holby City actor Jeremy were also sent home after their initial audition, failing to impress mentor Simon Cowell.

Ricki Lake
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Ricki Lake lost her place on the show when she received the lowest votes from the public during the first live show.

Olivia Olson
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Despite Simon Cowell telling her she could 'win' the show, Love Actually actress Olivia Olson was sent home during the first live show.

Jonny Labey
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Despite getting a 'safe seat' during the first live show, former EastEnders actor Jonny Labey was given the boot in Week Two.

Victoria Ekanoye
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After quitting Coronation Street in January this year, soap star Victoria Ekanoye landed a role on Celebrity X Factor, but her time on the show was cut short when she was voted out in the second live show.

No Love Lost
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Despite singing some of their original songs on the show, Love Island stars Samira Mighty, Eyal Booker, Zara McDermott and Wes Nelson were given the boot during the third live show.

Martin Bashir
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After forgetting his lyrics the week before, the third live show proved the end for broadcasting legend Martin Bashir.

Check out our full interview with The Islanders in this week's issue of heat magazine, OUT NOW.

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Check out the full line up for The X Factor: Celebrity

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