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Nick Grimshaw seen at the Coca Cola Beach Club at the launch of the 'Share a Coke' campaign. - Old Street, London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 10th May 2017

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Sara Cox seen on the red carpet entering The Brit Awards 2017 held at the O2 - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd February 2017

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Nick Grimshaw at LFW a/w 2017: Love Me 17 X Burberry party held at Annabel's, Berkeley Square - London, United Kingdom - Monday 20th

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Nick Grimshaw

Nick Grimshaw at Universal Music's pre-BRIT's party held at One Embankment - London, United Kingdom - Monday 20th February 2017

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Nick Grimshaw

Nick Grimshaw at the 2017 ELLE Style Awards held at 41 Conduit Street - London, United Kingdom - Monday 13th February 2017

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Are Weekly Double Eliminations The Answer To 'The X-Factor's' Ratings Problems?


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As the current series of ‘The X-Factor’ continues to suffer from a drop in ratings, Simon Cowell is said to be considering eliminating two acts every week to keep viewers interested. The move comes after girl band Alien Uncovered and Leeds-born singer Bupsi became the first two contestants to be eliminated from the competition last Sunday, as part of a shock double elimination.

Simon CowellSimon Cowell could consider eliminating two acts a week, in a bid to increase ‘X-Factor’ ratings.

According to The Sun, the double elimination cause a a slight spike in viewing figures and now Cowell and ITV bosses are said to be considering using the format every week, in a bid to attract a larger audience.

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Coldplay Announce Release Date Of 'A Head Full Of Dreams'


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Coldplay have revealed the release date of their seventh, and possibly final, studio album, and it’ll be out before the end of 2015.

The band’s lead singer Chris Martin appeared on Nick Grimshaw’s BBC Radio 1 breakfast show on Friday (November 6th) to announce that A Head Full of Dreams will be out on December 4th. Grimshaw also premiered the album’s first single, a summery track entitled ‘Adventure of a Lifetime’.

ColdplayColdplay performing in 2014

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Only Wants To Win With The Right Act


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The countdown to Christmas can officially begin because The X Factor live shows have again graced our Saturday night screens. As we count the Saturdays to Santa’s big day, Cheryl, Simon and co. are counting down their days to the big win.

Cheryl Fernandez-VersiniSeasoned judge Cheryl will only back the X Factor act she thinks should win

However, Mrs Fernandez-Versini has recently revealed that she only wants to have the winning act if they deserve to be at the top spot.

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Controversial 'X-Factor' Contestant Mason Noise Makes It Through To Final 12


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Outspoken ‘X-Factor’ contestant Mason Noise has made it through to the final 12 of the ITV competition, despite previously clashing with Simon Cowell and insulting Cheryl Fernandez-Versini on twitter. The 22 year old will now compete in the live shows, starting next weekend, as one of Nick Grimshaw’s three Boys.

Nick GrimshawNick Grimshaw will mentor the Boys category, which includes Mason Noise.

Mason was originally eliminated from the competition during the six-chair challenge, when he walked off stage after complaining about his lack of air time. Cowell told the singer “You should feel lucky to be on this show. Why don't you shut up?" and later branded him an “arsehole".

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Adele Reveals '25' Release Date, Confirms New Single 'Hello' Is Out Now


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Some more important details of the most eagerly awaited album of the year have arrived today. Adele has confirmed the release date of her third LP 25 as November 20th, while also dropping the album’s first single ‘Hello’ today and revealing the record’s artwork!

The singer, now 27, appeared on BBC Radio 1’s Breakfast Show with Nick Grimshaw to debut the new single in full, and confessed to feeling more than a little apprehensive about it being played for the fist time. “I feel so sick. I'm so nervous… I obviously want people to like it,” she said. “I knew this would be the first thing everyone heard from me.”

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Meet Cheryl's New Groups As All Six 'X-Factor' Acts Undergo Name Changes


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The six acts in Cheryl Fernandez-Versini’s ‘Groups’ category on the ‘X—Factor’ have all undergone name changes during the judges’ houses round. The name changes are said to be due to ‘copyright’ issues, but it’s common practice in the groups’ category to give acts a rebranding before the live shows.

Cheryl Fernandez-VersiniCheryl Fernandez-Versini’s Groups have all undergone name changes.

While a spokesperson for the show confirmed to the Express that the acts had undergone name changes, they did not comment further. The changes are said to have taken place to avoid any potential ‘copyright issues’.

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Simon Cowell Has A Hard Time Picking His Overs In 'X-Factor' Six Chair Challenge


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Simon Cowell didn't want to mentor the Overs again on the ‘X-Factor’ this year, so Sunday night’s edition of the Six Chair Challenge was particularly tough for the talent show judge. Faced with picking which six contestants he would take to the judges’ houses, Cowell was indecisive and at times ruthless, as he whittled down the remaining contestants.

Simon CowellSimon Cowell had a tough time during the ‘X-Factor’ six chair challenge on Sunday night.

Holly Johnson, a 27 year old estate agent was the first to get the axe, following her rendition of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’. "This is very easy - it's no,” Cowell said, leaving new judge Nick Grimshaw shocked.

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'X Factor' Contestant Tom Bleasby Sensationally Quits Despite Succeeding In The Six Chair Challenge


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The X Factor’ has been hit with more controversy after one of its contestants, Tom Bleasby, sensationally quit the talent show on Sunday night as scenes were broadcast of him being axed, only to be restored as the crowd reacted negatively to his departure.

The 19 year old from Leeds, who was being mentored by new judge Nick Grimshaw, was shown being replaced during the ‘six chair challenge’ on Sunday night’s show (October 11th). Though he ended up making the cut, Bleasby tweeted “You are literally watching on TV the worst experience of my life” as it was being broadcast.

Sources say that Bleasby told producers on Friday that he didn’t feel confident that he could cope with the pressure of the competition, with one telling the Mirror: “he didn't think he could progress vocally and in terms of his confidence.”

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Rita Ora Picks Her Girls During 'The X-Factor's' Six Chair Challenge


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‘X-Factor’ judge Rita Ora had a tough time on Sunday night’s edition of the ITV talent show. The singer, who is new to the judging panel this year, had to decide which six contestants would make it to the judge’s houses round during the show’s tense Six Chair Challenge.

Rita OraRita Ora has picked her six girls to take to the judge’s houses.

Ora has been given the Girls category to mentor this series, with Nick Grimshaw taking the Boys, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini the Groups and Simon Cowell (much to his disgust) getting the Over-25s. This year (for the first time ever) the judges’ categories were chosen by public vote.

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Louis Tomlinson Among The 'X Factor' Guests For Judges' Houses


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ITV has announced some pretty major names from the pop world as guests for the judges’ houses stage of ‘The X Factor’ over the next few weeks, the biggest of which is former alumnus of the show Louis Tomlinson who’ll be assisting Simon Cowell.

23 year old Tomlinson, who finished in third place on ‘The X Factor’ with One Direction back in 2010, will be helping Cowell choose which singers from the “overs” category will be going through to the live shows later in the series. Tomlinson will be replacing Cowell’s regular aide Sinitta in the chair, and ends speculation linking former judge Louis Walsh with the role.

The newcomers to the judging panel, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora, will be joined by ‘Uptown Funk!’ hitmaker Mark Ronson and American pop star Meghan Trainor respectively.

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