X Factor 2012: Leona Lewis, Ne-Yo set for live shows

Leona Lewis 2 (X Factor 2012)

Former X Factor champ Leona Lewis and American performer Ne-Yo are set to perform on The X Factor 2012 live shows, it's been revealed.

It's been reported today that show bosses are shakig up the live shows in a bid to beat [cat]Strictly Come Dancing[/cat] in the ratings.

According to The Sun, producers are keen to get bit stars on the series to help boost ratings for the Sunday night results show.

A source told the tabloid today: “Producers know they are under pressure to make the live shows even better than last year. "

However we're not sure how Leona and Ne-Yo are really going to boost the show too much.

And the other confirmed guest stars aren't exactly exciting either.

Last year's X Factor winners Little Mix previously revealed they'd be performing, which is hardly a surprise.

And X Factor judge Tulisa will also be taking to the stage to promote her debut solo album release.

Robbie Williams is also expected to perform, completely a list of so far predictable and uninspired names.

The X Factor 2012 live shows will start on ITV1 on October 6.

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