X Factor stars banned from windows
This year's 'X Factor' contestants have been banned by producers from going near the windows of their £2.8 million mansion over fears they could distract fans and cause a road accident
The 'X Factor' contestants have been banned from going near the windows of their mansion.
This year's hopefuls - who reside together in a £2.8 million north London property while they compete in the competition - have been ordered by show bosses to stay clear of the windows over fears they could distract fans and cause a road accident.
Producers of the ITV show are worried about the presence of young admirers who wait outside the mansion for a glimpse of the contestants and fear they could be tempted to run across the road if they spot their favourite star.
Barclay Beales - who is competing for this year's title as part of the eight-piece boyband, Stereo Kicks - told The Sun newspaper: "We have been told not to go near the windows for the safety of the fans outside.
"Sometimes the house can be mobbed by fans."
The hopefuls - who are working hard ahead of their Halloween-themed performances this Saturday (01.11.14) - are set to be joined on stage by series judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini this week as she performs during the results show on Sunday (02.11.14).
Meanwhile, The X Factor's choreographer Brian Friedman confessed he is "thrilled" to be working with the 'Crazy, Stupid, Love' hitmaker and credited her for her hard working attitude and spirit during rehearsals.
He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "I'm choreographing Cheryl's performance on the show this weekend. It's the first time I have ever worked with her in any capacity outside of being her creative director for X Factor, so I'm thrilled.
"In rehearsals she has been a dream artist to work with. She is a great dancer, she has great spirit and energy and she is a hard worker. It's been a while since she did the show, so it will be amazing to get back into that gear. I can't wait for it to hit the stage."