X Factor 2014: Cheryl Cole wants changes to the categories!

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X Factor 2014 judge Cheryl Cole wants to see some changes to the show's format.

The Girls Aloud singer is back on the panel and is keen to boost ratings, revealing her own plans to get viewers back.

Having signed a whopping £1.5 million deal to join the show perhaps it's fair to say that Chery now has to prove she was worth the investment.

According to The Sun newspaper, Cheryl has been prompting Simon to overall the key category format of the show.

Rather than each judge getting one specific category of singers - the Boys, Girls, Overs and Groups - the panelists would instead get one singer from each category.

It'd still leave them with a team of four singers for the live shows but completely mix up the acts between the judges.

“Cheryl has been very vocal about ideas and changes that could liven things up," a source told The Sun newspaper this morning.

But another insider added: “It’s far too early to say what if any changes might be made. All aspects of format are being looked at to make the best show possible.”

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The X Factor UK auditions will begin with the open try outs next month before moving onto the judges’ auditions in the summer.

The X Factor will air on ITV in the autumn.

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