It's the end of another week on The X Factor, and as the final rehearsals and sound checks take place backstage, we've complied our top 10 stories of the past 7 days. These have been the most popular X Factor gossip over the past week based on what our readers have been looking at!
And you've been browsing in your millions this year, with our site setting record amounts of views, but here's the top 10:
MISHA B BULLING GATE
It's no surprise that the hot story this week has been all about Misha B, Tulisa, Louis and Kelly. Ever since Louis and Tulisa confronted Misha on last Saturday's show about supposed bullying of other contestants there's been no let up in stories about what's been going on behind the scenes!
> X Factor 2011: Louis Walsh, Tulisa accuse Misha B of bullying other contestants!
SIMON COWELL'S RETURN?
News that ITV were keen to get Simon Cowell back on the show for next year's series was read by plenty, seeming to indicate the music mogul was sorely missed by fans. The only question is, which of the current judges will go to make way?
> X Factor UK: Simon Cowell 'to return as a judge in 2012'
LOUIS FACES AXE
Following on from the news of Simon's return was the claims that bosses wanted to get rid of Louis Walsh from the show, with producers thinking the Irish music mogul was the "weak link" on the programme. Simon however apparently phoned up the cheeky music manager to reassure him about his job on the show, so who knows what's happening?
> X Factor 2011: Louis Walsh faces axe!
RHYTHMIX ARE NO MORE
News that Rhythmix had been forced to change their name over a trademark row with a children's charity went down well with readers. Following a legal battle lasting more than a month, The X Factor this week stood down and confirmed the group would be renamed.
> X Factor 2011: Rhythmix to change their name after trademark row
KELLY GOES AWOL
Kelly Rowland started this week by jetting off "in a huff" after the weekend's first live show, if you believe The Sun that is. Her spokesperson however insisted that the three day business trip was planned, and she'd be in "constant contact" with her acts.
> X Factor 2011: Kelly Rowland deserts acts as she jets to the US after rows with Tulisa
TULISA AND KELLY CLASH
Tulisa and Kelly clashing was another sign of the trouble backstage, with Tulisa apparently annoyed that Kelly was telling her how to manage her groups! Kelly played down the rumours however, insisting she loved the N-Dubz singer!
> X Factor 2011: Kelly Rowland and Tulisa fall out after backstage rows over acts
TULISA AND KELLY CLASH... AGAIN
Following on from the 'Misha B bully gate' there were no shortages of stories about Tulisa and Kelly Rowland's apparent conflicts behind the scenes, with Kelly apparently branding the N-Dubz singer a "spoilt brat"!
> X Factor: "Meddling" Kelly Rowland brands Tulisa a "spoilt brat"!
KITTY TURNS ON MISHA
But it's not just the acts who have been arguing with one another, magazines claimed this week that Kitty and Misha "hated each other" after they clashed over sob stories! Kitty supposedly told Misha she was only popular because of her tough childhood, ouch!
> X Factor's Misha B and Kitty "hate each other" after blazing row over sob stories!
FRANKIE'S AFTER JANET
News of Frankie Cocozza apparently setting his sights on Janet Devlin surprised us. Okay, we weren't too shocked, with the teenager already having smooched Amelia and Sophie, it was bound to happen. Still, we hope Janet - who has a boyfriend - can ignore his charms!
> X Factor 2011: Louis Walsh criticises 'one trick ponies' Janet Devlin and Frankie Cocozza
Despite Kelly's spokesperson insisting the US star would be in "constant contact" with her girls during her trip to LA, the eight hour time gap has made contact difficult. The girls have reportedly found it tough, confessing backstage to feeling abandoned by their own mentor!
> X Factor's Janet, Misha and Sophie feel "abandoned" without Kelly!