X Factor scrapped on Sundays after 10 years in favour of Catchphrase game show

X Factor will no longer air on Sundays after it was scrapped by ITV bosses in favour of Catchphrase.

The results show normally included performances from famous singers and a tense sing-off between contestants.

The X Factor: Celebrity won’t air on Sundays

But this year the results will be revealed on Saturday night in an extended show.

The first live show of The X Factor: Celebrity kicks off at 8.20pm this weekend.

It will end at 10.10pm and won’t return until a week later.

Taking the results show’s place on Sunday night will be Stephen Mulhern’s quiz show Catchphrase.

Stephen Mulhern’s Catchphrase will take its place

Keeping with the all-star theme, Kelly Osbourne and Dan Walker will feature in a celebrity version that night.

It’s the first time The X Factor hasn’t aired on Sunday night since 2008.

In order to freshen up the show that launched 14 years ago, Simon Cowell has ditched the audtions – skipping straight to Judges’ Houses.

There are three categories, Overs, Unders and Groups, mentored by Nicole, Louis and Simon, respectively.

Jenny Ryan got a last-minute spot on the live shows
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Out of all 14 acts that auditioned, just Jeremy Edwards and Brendan Cole, Hayley Hasselhoff and Jenny Ryan failed to make it through to the live shows.

But after public backlash, Jenny was given a last-minute spot.

She will be joined by acting legend Vinnie Jones who didn’t make it to the auditions because of the tragic death of his wife.

Megan McKenna – who has already had an album out –  Corrie’s Victoria Ekanoye, Love Islanders Wes Nelson, Zara McDermott, Samira Mighty and Eyal Booker, as well as Americans Ricki Lake and Olivia Olson also made the cut.


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