The Queen is a huge fan of The X Factor!

X Factor 2011 panel

We've always had The Queen down as a Strictly fan, but it seems that Her Majesty actually likes nothing more than tuning into The X Factor on Saturday nights!

Former X Factor finalist Mary Byrne revealed that the 85-year-old monarch was a secret fan of the series after meeting her during a visit to Ireland last year.

Mary, who finished fourth in the show in 2010, said: “The Queen knew who I was straight away. She shook my hand and the first thing she said was: ‘Has your life changed?’

“I said: ‘Yes’, then of course asked if she watched The X Factor, and she said: ‘No, it’s too late on a Saturday, but I may get to see it over the weekend.’ I presume that one of the Princes records it.”

According to the Daily Express, royal servants even record all of the Queen’s favourite programmes so she can catch up.

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