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X Factor Celebrity: Will it improve the show’s ratings?

Samira, Wes, Eyal and Zara at the premiere

It’s the time of 12 months once more the place your TV information fills up with extra late-night leisure.

ITV’s The X Factor used to dominate the weekend scores with its typically harsh auditions and names like Beyonce and Rihanna at the stay finals.

But over the years, the show’s figures have dropped to lower than half of what they have been in 2010.

The first episode of the celeb version aired on Saturday, with 4.71 million viewers.

The X Factor reached peak viewing figures in 2010 when, in response to the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB), episodes averaged greater than 14 million viewers in the UK.

Last 12 months’s collection, gained by Dalton Harris, averaged roughly six million viewers, so final evening’s figures of 4 million aren’t an ideal begin for the collection.

The format is easy, celebrities who’re already identified by the public, however not for singing, compete to impress judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh.

The line-up caters to a spread of ages, together with everybody from Love Island stars and social media influencers, to broadcast journalist Martin Bashir.

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Image caption Reality star Megan McKenna is competing in the collection

Speaking final week at the show’s launch on Thursday, authentic choose Louis Walsh advised Radio 1 Newsbeat: “It needed something different. This is a whole new chapter and I think it’s the future for X Factor.”

The first episode, exhibiting auditions in entrance of assorted music producers and writers in Simon’s backyard in Malibu, acquired blended responses on-line.

The format is much from the small, minimally designed audition room with an X on the flooring from early collection’, however the judges have not modified a lot.

Reality star Megan McKenna advised Newsbeat: “I used to be so glad once I discovered it was judged by Simon, Nicole and Louis as a result of they’re the originals.

“I’ve watched the present rising up my total life, so singing in entrance of them was considered one of the greatest moments of my entire life.”

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Image caption Nicole joined the panel in the ninth collection

Dermot O’Leary will as soon as once more host the collection and be the contestants’ common shoulder to cry on.

He stated: “It could be that we uncover this unbelievable singer, it could be that it does not fly – however it’s positively value the danger.

“Whether we can find a recording artist with these celebrities – probably not! As long as we can put on a good entertainment show, that’s what matters.”

Nicole agreed that the present was extra about offering leisure, saying: “We still get pretty great ratings, all we can do it put on the best show we can, and hopefully we can entertain the people who are watching.”

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