X Factor bosses prevent boozy nights out
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 August 2013
Producers of the' X Factor' want to prevent contestants from having boozy nights out in London and are ditching luxury hotels for a suitable mansion in the outskirts of the city
'The X Factor' bosses have ordered an alcohol ban on contestants.
Producers for the ITV talent show have ditched the luxury hotel in central London for this year's hopefuls and are looking for a suitable mansion in the outskirts of the city in a bid to prevent boozy nights out and embarrassing behaviour.
The idea comes after 2012 contestants Lucy Spraggan and Rylan Clarke were kicked out of London's five star Corinthia hotel in London last October following an alcohol-fuelled night of partying, which saw the eccentric presenter flash his butt to guests outside the prestigious accommodation.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "We're not going the hotel route this time. It was something of a mixed blessing last year. We wanted them to have some fun and go out on the town but some of them took things a bit too far.
"We'd prefer them to be based in Hertfordshire or somewhere like that and to come into town for the odd thing."
Meanwhile, Dermot O'Leary - who will return to host the tenth series of the programme - feels the show needs to be tougher on contestants.
He explained: "I'm not a producer but I think we need to show people working hard. They're not interested in people living in a nice hotel or going on a red carpet."
"The person who wins our show has worked the hardest. The last three are always the grafters... with some blips. I think that never comes across enough on our show. We need to show how hard these kids work."