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23 October 2019, 17:24 | Updated: 24 October 2019, 13:14
Celebrity X Factor has an entirely new format, meaning the results show will not take place on a Sunday.
X Factor: Celebrity 2019 has moved the schedule of its results show, which previously aired on a Sunday, according to the Daily Star.
Live episodes of the celebrity spin off will start on 26 October and ITV producers have chosen to fill the Sunday spot with Catchphrase.
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The quiz show, which is hosted by Stephen Mulhern, will kick off its first comeback episode with a showbiz panel including appearances from Kelly Osbourne and presenter Dan Walker.
ITV bosses have decided to air the spin-off talent show, which sees stars such as Megan McKenna battling it out for a recording contract, once a week.
An X Factor source said: “It was our decision not to have a Sunday episode as The X Factor: Celebrity is a totally new show.
“Viewers will get a Super Saturday when they’ll see all our celebrity contestants perform and then find out who has made it through to next week’s show - without having to wait a whole day. The first live show this Saturday is going to be spectacular.”
This comes after it was reported Simon Cowell pulled the plug on Britain’s Got More Talent and, in a radical departure from the norm, is set to move the show online instead.
A source revealed: “The channel was happy to keep the show on air but this came from producers. They decided it was the right time to move on and focus that show online."
“BGT’s younger audience have a huge appetite for consuming content via digital platforms – clips of the show now reach millions of people so it’s a no brainer for producers to make this move."
Love Island's Wes Nelson, Zara McDermott, Samira Mighty and Eyal Booker are among other stars who will participate in the new version of the live shows, which will air at 8:20pm on ITV.
The Chase's Jenny Ryan will also be competing after bosses gave her a second chance following her departure last week.
We're excited to watch the first instalment of the live shows!
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