X Factor bosses are apparently planning to give the show a huge makeover ahead of it’s 14th series.
In the hopes of achieving similar success to Britain’s Got Talent, it’s rumoured producers plan to axe the usual run of live shows and replace them with one week of shows instead.
This would mean having seven heats ahead of the final, as opposed to the usual 10 plus weeks of Saturday night live shows.
It’s rumoured the shows Executive Producer Mark Sidaway fears viewers have become bored with the format.
An X Factor insider told The Sun “executives feel The X Factor needs a shake-up with big changes to the format.”
“They have been discussing having just a few weeks of live shows – so people get to know the singers – and then one big finals week.”
“They think viewers would prefer one week of great TV, with star performers.”
“Britain’s Got Talent is a huge success, so they could take inspiration from worse places.”
X Factor has struggled in the ratings since 2011, often lagging behind its arch rival Strictly Come Dancing.
With the return of Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger to the judging panel in 2016, the show saw an increase in viewers figures, managing on average 7.7 million viewers per week.
An X Factor spokesperson responded to claims saying “no decisions have been made about the new series.”
“Discussions are ongoing and details will be announced in due course.”
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