As the second day of The X Factor London auditions kicked off at the SSE arena, judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini spoke to BBC Newsbeat on the red carpet.
The Geordie star spoke about her plans to try and shake up this years X Factor.
The ‘I Don’t Care’ singer want’s the categories to be mixed this year, so that the judges each have one boy, one girl, one group and one over.
Speaking to newsbeat Cheryl said: “I think it’s far more exciting, not just for us as judges but also for the viewers at home, You’re never going to have a runaway category, because there’s always like, ‘Well, the girls are obviously the best, They might be like, ‘Ooh, Rita’s got the best boy, but Simon’s got the best girl, and Nick’s got the best group, but Cheryl’s got the best over.”
In previous series, the categories have been split so that the judges each mentor, the boys, the girls, the overs, or the groups.
If Cheryl gets her way and the format changes, it could make for the most exciting series yet
Cheryl also spoke to Heat magazine and confirmed that she is recording new music, but will not be performing on the live shows this year.
When asked if she would be performing this year, the ‘Crazy Stupid Love’ singer said: No not this year. I’m having some fun in the studio at the moment.”
The X Factor returns to our screens next month.