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X Factor promo upsets Shayne Ward

Shayne won the X Factor in 2005

ITV has launched a new advertising campaign for the X Factor that seems to have hit a nerve with series two winner, Shayne Ward.

The promo looks back at the show’s history and features Leona Lewis, One Direction, Olly Murs, Alexandra Burke, JLS and Little Mix talking about their experiences on the reality show.

However, Shayne, 27, seems a bit rattled that he hasn’t been mentioned, commenting on Twitter:

“Just seen the new X Factor promo video. Yet again it’s like I’m being erased slowly from their history.

“Pathetic really. Would love to know why?”

Ward won the X Factor in 2005 and subsequently scored two platinum albums. His third record, Obsession, reached Number 15 in the charts and his single of the same name debuted at Number 97.

Other series winners Matt Cardle, Joe McElderry, Leon Jackson and Steve Brookstein have also been left out of the promo.

Shayne is currently starring as Stacee Jaxx in 80s-themed musical, Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London. He is reportedly set to return to the studio when his contract ends this September.

Watch ITV’s #WhoseTimeIsNow promo for the next series of the X Factor, which starts in August, now:

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered, he’s floored

Some people think that Monday’s the worst day of the week. Well, they’re wrong, it’s Tuesday.

So, to help you get through, why not take a look at X Factor ‘cheeky chappy’ and everyone’s favourite pork pie hat-wearer, Olly Murs falling down a set of apples and pears? Trust me, it’ll help.

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Acts confirmed for this year’s V Festival

Tinie is among the acts set to perform

Tinie Tempah, Nicki Minaj and The Stone Roses are among the acts confirmed for this year’s V Festival.

Those who are lucky enough to bag tickets will also get the chance to see performances from headliners The Killers, Welsh superstar Tom Jones, DJ David Guetta, BRIT winner Ed Sheeran and singer Emeli Sande.

The festival, which is in its 17th year, will be held at two sites, Hylands park in Chelmsford and Weston Park in Staffordshire, between the 18 and 19 August.

Olly Murs, who also appears on the bill, said:

“Coming back to play at V Festival for a second year is fantastic! I’ve been going to the festival as a punter for years, so performing there is always going to be special – especially on that main stage.

“I’m bringing my full 10 piece band with me this year, it’s going to be immense – I can’t wait”

Other acts set to perform include Snow Patrol, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Example, Dappy, Pixie Lott and Madness.

Fans have been urged by Festival Director, Bob Angus, to only purchase tickets from official outlets to avoid disappointment:

“As in previous years, we want to again emphasise how important it is for fans to buy their tickets from official outlets listed on VFestival.com.

“This will ensure they don’t miss out on what promises to be the hottest ticket this summer.”

Tickets go on sale from 10am on Friday 2 March, with official outlets listed on the V Festival website.

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Let’s Dance line-up revealed

Steve and Alex to return for the fourth series

The line-up for this year’s Let’s Dance for Sport Relief has been revealed, with a whole host of famous faces ready to recreate some of the nation’s best-loved dance routines.

Among the celebrity contestants appearing this year are Radio One DJ Scott Mills and X Factor’s Olly Murs, former England Cricketer Darren Gough, Tracy Beaker actress Dani Harmer and former Olympian Fatima Whitbread.

Joining them over the next four weeks will be The Only Way is Essex stars Amy Childs and Harry Derbridge, comedian Omid Djalili, Shooting Stars regulars Ulrika Jonsson and Angelos Epithemiou and DJ Tony Blackburn.

The show will be hosted once again by Steve Jones and Alex Jones, with former X Factor USA presenter Steve saying:

“The BBC, Let’s Dance, and Alex Jones… three of my favourite things. I couldn’t ask for a better show to come home to… I can’t wait!”

Co-presenter Alex added:

“I am so excited to be back on such a great show with the fabulous Steve Jones. After my time on Strictly I am only sorry that it won’t be me dancing the night away!”

Each week, a mix of solo dancers, duos and groups will perform iconic dance routines in front of a live studio audience and performances will be reviewed by a panel of three famous judges.

Both judges and viewers will vote for their favourite two acts to go through to the grand final on 17 March, where the eight finalists will dance again with the hope of being crowned Let’s Dance champion 2012.

Catch Let’s Dance on 17 February at 7pm on BBC One.

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Olly Murs in, Matt Edmondson out: The X Factor saga continues


Photo credit: Idil Sukan and Draw HQ

The X Factor presenting saga continues as it is revealed that Matt Edmondson has been dropped as host of the Xtra Factor, in favour of former show contestant, Olly Murs.

A last-minute announcement was made on 1 June, revealing that 2009 runner-up Olly would be taking over from Radio One DJ Matt as co-host on the spin-off show, just as auditions began in Birmingham.

Twenty-five-year-old Matt seemed to have taken the news well, posting on his Twitter page:

“Got my bag packed, train tickets booked to Birmingham, copy of Simon’s autobiography! Can’t wait!… What’s that you say? OLLY MURS?!??!?!

“Seriously, congrats to @carolineflack1 and @ollyofficial – I was only thinking about him early today (whilst listening to Bob Marley obvs)”

This is the latest in a string of line-up changes for the reality programme.

Just this week, three new judges were confirmed for the panel, with former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland, N-Dubz front woman Tulisa Constavlos and Gary Barlow replacing Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Simon Cowell, who has moved to the US version of the show.

Louis Walsh is the only remaining original judge.

Murs, 27, will join former I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! presenter Caroline Flack,31, in presenting the show.

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