XFactor bosses plan "amazing" tenth series next summer

Judges X Factor 2012

X Factor bosses have said they're panning an "amazing" tenth series next year, with every aspect of the show to be looked at for change.

The show's chief executive producer Richard Holloway, who caused controversy earlier this year when he was seen talking to the judges during the first sing off, insisted the ITV1 series wouldn't be axed.

He told the Guardian about next year's iconic tenth series "It's our 10th anniversary in 2013, and we want it to be amazing.

"It's about who the judges will be next year. Do we reformat the show? Do we introduce a new element?"

However some inside sources have apparently called for ITV to 'rest' the show to avoid overkill of the series to viewers.

One told the newspaper: "The programme should be cancelled or at least rested. It has become boring. That is the fate of entertainment programmes, including Blind Date and Gladiators.

"Formats just die of fatigue. The X Factor without Cowell has gone for bigger and bigger, in an attempt to cover the cracks."

However boss Holloway claimed that "thousands and thousands" of singers were already queuing up to take part in the new series, with open auditions set to kick off in the Spring.

He said: "We have thousands and thousands of applicants wanting to audition for next year. James Arthur [this year's winner] will inspire people with similar acts."

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