X Factor contestants told to smarten up

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  • This year’s X Factor contestants have been told to stop lounging around in pyjamas and slippers all day and smarten up their image

    This year’s X Factor contestants have been told to stop lounging around in pyjamas and slippers all day and smarten up their image.


    X Factor TV bosses have reportedly told the remaining contestants they need to spruce up, and have blamed their lazy attitude and poor appearance for low viewing figures.

    It seems the contestants can’t cope without the X Factor stylist teams who make them up for the weekend shows.

    By turning up to studios in slippers and ‘slobby’ clothes, finalists were told they weren’t fitting in to the show’s ‘brand’.

    Crisis meetings were held with the 11 remaining acts after ratings took a sudden plunge to a two-year low with more than two million viewers switching off last weekend.

    The X Factor producers are convinced the bad figures have nothing to do with the new judging panel as Gary Barlow, Tulisa, Kelly Rowland and Louis Walsh have all been well received by viewers.

    From what we’ve heard from you here at Marie Claire it seems you’re switching off because of the endless advert breaks, but ignoring these reports, X Factor bosses are blaming the contestants for the programme’s low ratings.

    Instead of rehearsing the contestants have been taking pillows with them to the studios, lounging around, looking bored and sleeping.

    Reports say the contestants have also alienated their audience by refusing to talk to fans who have been waiting for them at the studios. 


    A source told The Sun newspaper, ‘The acts were told “If you want to be a star, you’ve got to start acting like one.” The lack of effort from some contestants has been disgraceful.’

    Sophie Habibis got the biggest telling off after bosses were outraged to see her sleeping all day, though the 19-year-old has obviously taken note and seemed to make an effort yesterday wearing black heels.

    On the other hand Kitty Brucknell, Sami Brookes and Misha B all seem to be more interested in sleeping than singing, turning up laden with pillows and lounge wear – a complete make-under from their Saturday outfits.

    It wasn’t just the girls letting the side down – Marcus Collins, Frankie Cocozza, Craig Colton, Johnny Robinson and boyband The Risk have all been told to stop dressing in casual clothes.

    The insider continued to tell the Sun, ‘Viewers can’t even remember the names of several acts and too many of them seem disinterested.’

    Strictly Come Dancing could soon be the new Saturday night favourite with just under a million viewers difference between the shows.

    Only 9.6 million viewers watched last Saturday’s X Factor, while last year the singing contest was drawing in 12 million people.

    Producers have warned the contestants they need to step up their game before the show becomes a flop.

    What do you think the reason is to why people are tuning off? Are you still watching X Factor? Let us know in the comments bow below…


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