'This Ryan Lawrie, with a record deal and two tours with a boyband?'
ITV have denied talks are being held and that 'all acts are auditioned on the merit of their performances and nothing else'
The presenter will return to the ITV talent series a year after quitting
To my nieces, ‘X Factor’ must seem like BBC1’s ‘Seaside Special’ did to me in the Seventies
Reggie ’N’ Bollie were beaten by the 17-year-old
Rod Stewart, Craig David, Little Mix, Fleur East, and Leona Lewis also performed on the night.
Paramedics rushed to the stage when the contestant collapsed, moments after hearing the band had failed to make the semi-finals.
Simon Cowell's talent contest may move to Sky
The X-Factor winner is not the first to be snubbed by the ex-Destiny's Child star
Once our favourite TV format – think the weekly vote-off of 'Strictly', 'X-Factor' and 'The Apprentice'– contest shows are failing to win over young viewers, and television bosses are holding crisis talks. Peter Bazalgette tells Ian Burrell why they need to think outside the box
The BBC show attracted a 41.7 per cent share of Saturday night's TV audience
See which acts the four judges have chosen for the live shows
It was tension central at boot camp as the former Girls Aloud singer whittled down the hopefuls
Tonight it was about the boys, who wooed the crowd - but not everyone impressed the judges
The plummy singer wowed with some old school Hollywood crooning, while Raign won the crowd despite a monotonous speech
Video clips ahead of tomorrow's programme show an abundance of odd acts