The transformation of The X Factor into Big Brother is set to take another step forward this year, if the Daily Star is to be believed. According to the newspaper the production team have put 'spy cameras' backstage and in dressing rooms to give a 'real life' glimpse into the show.
The paper claims that the tiny cameras will "monitor all off-screen activity, allowing viewers to see the rows, diva strops, backstabbing, tantrums and romances as they happen."
The idea comes from the show's new executive producer Beth Hart, who joins the show to help out with Simon Cowell working in the states.
And it won't just be the acts who are under surveillance, with the cameras focusing just as much on judges Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, and Tulisa Contostavlos.
A source told the tabloid today: "We have decided to give fans a spy-eye view. We’re hoping to catch all the action – and the judges had better behave. We want full exposure.”
The X Factor 2011 auditions continue on Monday in Glasgow.