Fleur East rules out X Factor ‘All Stars’ – but Stevi Ritchie is up for it


Fleur East has said she wouldn’t take part in a potential All Star series of The X Factor.

However Stevi Ritchie is apparently more than up for a return to the ITV singing show.

Simon Cowell announced plans this week to air a special ‘All Star’ version of The X Factor this year, together with a a Celebrity version.

Simon suggested that The X Factor will air two separate series back to back this autumn, one seeing celebrities compete and the other featuring a line up of past contestants.

He told The Sun newspaper: “I’ve had a meeting with ITV, I’ve told them what I think we’d like to do with X Factor because we’ve been waiting to have this opportunity.”

The music mogul described the upcoming series as a “huge change”, continuing: “We haven’t exactly confirmed the dates or the order of the shows, but essentially there are going to be two versions of X Factor running this year.

“I think it’s going to be huge, it’s the best I’ve felt about this show in years.”

Appearing on ITV’s This Morning, former X Factor finalist Fleur gave her opinion on the news.

“Simon has said that he is actually really excited about the show, the most excited he has been in a while,” she said. “He planning to do a bit of a two-part situation. The first would be similar to do what he had done in 2006 where they had battle of the stars.

“So we’ll have other celebrities coming on the show and taking part. And then, off the back of that, he’s going to do ‘all stars’, so previous contestants coming back.”

Naturally asked if she’s return, Fleur admitted: “I don’t think I personally would because I did it the first time in 2005 in a group and then in 2014.

“It went so well, it was so amazing. So a third time, I’d be pushing it a bit, wouldn’t I?”

But she revealed that her Stevi Ritchie, who was in her category on The X Factor in 2014, was up for a return.

“Stevi Ritchie has announced that he would very happily go back,” she added.

ITV has yet to officially announce its plans for The X Factor in 2019.