Si-Co wants to make this year's series the 'best ever'.
Well now Uncle Simon is planning on giving The X Factor UK a bit of a shake-up – by changing the age ranges that divide singers in to four seperate categories.
Traditionally, the ‘boys’ and ‘girls’ categories are capped at 26, with anyone over that age being lumped in the ‘over 26s’ group – a group usually seen as a bit of a joke.
However, it’s been revealed that Simon felt too many talented singers in their late twenties were being overlooked, and has changed the age limit to 28.
A source told The Sun: “Last year’s crop of wannabes was awful, largely because there were too many youngsters.
“Lots of girls and boys in their late twenties auditioned but there was no room for them because the Over-25s category had to have the quirky older ones in it to make it work.
“The show basically snookered itself, so Simon has decided to make the change. And this year there are again loads of amazing performers who are older than 25 but younger than 28.
“There is no way show bosses will make the same mistake again, so the age limits have changed. This year’s show is now shaping up to be one of the best ever.”
This news comes after it was revealed that boot camp this year will be ‘the toughest ever’ – with contestants having to work on their style, song choice and dance moves as well as vocal talents.
Sounds like it's all change in camp-X Factor... but what do you think about the news?