Stereo Kicks welcome 'fresh' X Factor panel

Stereo Kicks are hoping for a "young and fresh" 'X Factor' panel and think Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw will be good additions to the show

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Stereo Kicks

Stereo Kicks

Stereo Kicks are hoping for a "young and fresh" 'X Factor' panel.

The eight-member group - who came fifth on last year's show when they were mentored by Louis Walsh - think rumoured new panelists Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora will make great additions to the programme, alongside existing judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

The group's James Graham said: "They're trying to vamp it up, trying to keep it fresh, they're going to lose people like Louis Walsh.

"I think Rita Ora is a good shout. She's quite opinionated, she's quite feisty as well."

And with Rita - who was a coach on the last series of 'The Voice' - having a similar pop background to Cheryl, James thinks they would be in "good competition" against one another.

He added in an interview with BANG Showbiz: "Up against Cheryl that'd make good competition between categories and be really good tv."

Stereo Kicks are one of the acts performing at Thorpe Park's Island Beats this summer.

Island Beats runs from 11 July - 29 August and for more information and to book tickets, visit www.thorpepark.com.

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