Now X Factor WON’T have a live Judges’ Houses weekend – because of the WEATHER

The judges will have to pre-record the segments instead


by Emmeline Saunders |
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X Factor bosses have decided to scrap their ambitious plans for a live weekend of Judges’ Houses – because the weather would be too unpredictable for live TV.

According to the Mirror, the judges will instead have to pre-record the next stage of the competition from their houses abroad, but the show will be mostly based back in London.


A source from the show told the newspaper: “We’ve always planned to have a live element to Judges’ Houses, to give it more tension and drama. The biggest part of the show is the contestants’ reactions - finding out whether they have made it to the live shows and learning who the final 12 are.

“Now that we are finalising our plans this will all happen live from the studio in Wembley with all the judges and the contestants together, along with their friends and family,” the insider continued.

We'll be seeing more of this guy
We'll be seeing more of this guy

“For the rest of the show we are going to pre-record the contestants performing on location, as logistically and technically this will give us the best show for viewers.”

Hmm. Won’t be quite as exciting though, will it? We would’ve preferred to see the likes of Grimmy battling drunken revellers in the street outside his mum’s house in Oldham while his acts desperately keep singing straight into the camera.

Alright Reet, simmer down love

Or Simon Cowell’s dogs, Squiddly and Diddly, wrestling with a pair of his grungy old Y-fronts while he tries to grab them.

THAT would have been excellent live telly.

X Factor London auditions outfits


X Factor London auditions outfits

Rochelle Humes1 of 8

Rochelle Humes

Mrs Humes looked amazing in her crisp white Iris + Ink playsuit teamed with leg-lengthening heels and a chic pony

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Rochelle Humes

Looking like she's stepped straight out of a '90s girl band in her cool American Apparel dungarees

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini3 of 8

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Chezza's loving her retro '60s vibes during the auditions so far, and her cute Miu Miu shift and matching pink heels look gorge on her

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini4 of 8

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Cheryl's Adam Lippes tuxedo dress may cost over £1k, but that's nothing compared to a lifetime of dry cleaning bills. Just beware of Nando's, eh Chez?

Rita Ora5 of 8

Rita Ora

B*Witched would be soooo jealous of these denim co-ords. Rita continues to show off her risky fash sense on the red carpet

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Rita Ora

Poor Rita must've accidentally got stuck in a door or been attacked by a pack of dogs on the way to the auditions. We can think of no other possible explanation for that missing sleeve

Caroline Flack7 of 8

Caroline Flack

Working Beatnik chic in a cute striped top and leather mini

Caroline Flack8 of 8

Caroline Flack

Caz doesn't half love a boyish short and shirt combo. She picked up these snakey platforms for just £52 from Toppers!

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