X Factor bootcamp moving to Liverpool

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 5 July 2012
Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow

The 'X Factor' bootcamp will take place in Liverpool instead of London this year because the capital city is too busy with the Olympic Games

The 'X Factor' bootcamp is moving to Liverpool.

The ITV talent show usually holds the elimination round of the programme in London, but due to how busy the capital will be during the Olympics it has been decided to take it to the city famous for acts including The Beatles and Cilla Black.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "London would have been a real nightmare with the Olympics on. We found some good acts in Liverpool so we're heading up there this year."

Artists to have previously been found in Liverpool on the show include Rebecca Ferguson, Marcus Collins and Ray Quinn.

Around 200 acts will now head to the city having been given a yes by the show's judges Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger in the first round.

The series has had a number of problems this year, with Kelly Rowland's departure after just one series causing problems for producers.

Dannii Minogue was widely tipped to return, but after turning down a huge pay deal a number of stand-ins had to be found.

Geri Halliwell, Rita Ora and Anastacia all took part before Nicole won the role.

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