Love Island stars reveal their Celebrity X Factor supergroup

A number of Love Island stars have formed a group for X Factor’s Celebrity series.


A special version of The X Factor is set to air this autumn featuring familiar faces as contestants.

One of the groups taking part is made up of four familiar faces from The Love Island villa.

Former Islanders Zara McDermott, Eyal Booker, Wes Nelson and Samira Mighty have teamed up to sing in the competition.

On Instagram, Zara wrote: “I’M GOING TO BE ON THE X FACTOR! I can’t believe I’m writing this. I used to watch the show and think… I wish I could get up on stage and sing… and now here I am with my three bandmates by my side!”

Wes added: “So this is something I’ve been mad nervous about revealing! Myself @eyalbooker @zara_mcdermott & @samiramighty will be competing in this years ‘Celebrity X Factor’ ? None of us consider ourselves celebs lol but it would but as our closest friends and family know we all share a huge passion for music, it’s definitely something new and we just wanna have fun with it! ? Lets av itttt ?”

Wrote Eyal: “Okkkkk so we can finally speak our truth.. @wes.nelson @samiramighty @zara_mcdermott and I are in a band and we’ll be on your screens competing in @thexfactor ?


“I think it’s fair to say we’re all super excited, pretty nervous and this is all a little bit surreal still. Something we’ve all always wanted to do. Taking a route you probably didn’t expect from us. We’ve been working extremely hard and can’t wait to share this with you guys. The bigger you dream, the bigger the possibilities. Peace & Love ✌️? #celebrityxfactor”

And Samira posted: “I am so so excited to announce that I’ll be a part of the new Celebrity @thexfactor !!Coming soon!! ?This has been a dream of mine since I auditioned for the show when I was 15! (I didn’t get through … it’s okay X factor I forgive you now ?) And now I’m here living my absolute dream!

“You guys are in for a surprise trust me . So excited for this wild and crazy journey! Ahhhhh!!!???? #xfactorcelebrity #xfactor #dreamteam”

According to other reports, the winner of Celebrity’s X Factor series is set to scoop a record deal – just like the regular version.


Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh will judge the show.

The X Factor Celebrity start on ITV later this month.