X Factor Celebrity is ditching the Six Chair Challenge AND Bootcamp, reveals Louis Walsh

X FACTOR Celebrity will drop the Six Chair Challenge and even the Bootcamp stage in a bid to shake up the show.

Long-time judge Louis Walsh claimed the singing competition – which has been given a star-studded reboot – feels "more slick" now certain stages have been given the chop.

Famous faces from shows including Love Island, The Chase and EastEnders will battle it out in a bid to win the hit ITV show – but talent manager Louis has confirmed the changes don't end there.

He revealed the audition round is the only one that's made the cut.

He said: "What we're doing this year I think is a brilliant idea. I think everyone's going to love watching these celebrities because it's not what people expect.

"Some of them are really good. The show feels more exciting. There's no Bootcamp, no Six-Chair Challenge, it feels slick this year."


He added: "It's been the best show on TV for a long time and has just had a little rebranding, I suppose, a new X Factor."

The X Factor: Celebrity line-up includes reality star Megan McKenna, 27, Love Actually child star Olivia Olson, 27, David Hasselhoff’s daughter Haley Hasselhoff, 27, Glee actor Kevin McHale, 31, and Eastender’s Jonny Labey, 26, for the unders.

And the overs category is made up of The Chase’s Jenny Ryan, 37, US chat show host Ricki Lake, 51, journalist Martin Bashir, 56, and actress Victora Ekanoye, 36.

The groups category sees influencers and bloggers Sofia, Alondra, Laura, Wendii and Natalie as V5 go up against former Love Island stars and CBBC presenters Max and Harvey Mills, both 16.

They’re joined by Levi, Thom and Ben who make up Try Star and ex-Strictly pro Brendan Cole, 43, and actor Jeremy Edwards, 48, finish the line up as Cole & Edwards.

Nicole Scherzinger will rejoin the judging panel alongside Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh.

First snaps of the new-look panel were unveiled yesterday alongside new pictures of the stars vying for the crown.

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