Stevi Ritchie and others revealed as X Factor wildcards?

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Stevi Ritchie

Stevi Ritchie

Stevi Ritchie, Lola Saunders, Jack Walton and Overload are said to be the contestants chosen to come back as the wild cards for the live shows of 'The X Factor'.

Stevi Ritchie, Lola Saunders, Jack Walton and Overload have reportedly been chosen as 'The X Factor' wild cards.

Last weekend's shows saw the four judges - Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell, Mel B and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - each pick three contestants from their categories to go through to the live shows.

And it's now been revealed that they've each chosen one contestant from each others categories to come back as "wild cards".

Louis Walsh, who chose to put through Blonde Elektra, Only The Young and the yet to be named new boy band from his groups category, is reported by the Daily Star newspaper to have selected Lola from Cheryl's rejected girls to come back and join Chloe-Jasmine, Stephanie Nala and Lauren Platt.

Cheryl chose to bring back cheeky chappy Stevi from Simon's over 25s, meaning he will join Jay James, Ben Haenow and Fleur East in the live shows, while Simon opted to give Jack Walton from Mel B's boys a life line.

Meanwhile Mel - who chose to take returning contestant Jake Quickenden, Italian Andrea Faustini and Paul Akister to the next stage - decided to bring boy band Overload back to join the groups, despite them not even making it to the Judges Houses stage of the competition.

The four wild cards will be up against the chosen finalists as the live shows kick off this weekend.

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