Send in the clowns - 'X Factor' set to bring back joke acts

Send in the clowns - 'X Factor' set to bring back joke acts

ITV bosses are bringing back former so-called joke acts for the 'X Factor' finale.

Fan favourites including Wagner, Rylan Clark, Two Shoes and Kitty Brucknell - better known for their wild onstage antics and larger-than-life personalities than their singing - will reportedly return for a group number during this year's live final on December 15.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Seeing Wagner, Kitty and Rylan back on the stage where they found fame will be a massive treat for viewers. It's a great way to help mark The X Factor's 10th birthday."

Meanwhile, Louis Walsh has revealed his fellow judge Sharon Osbourne is more interested in host Dermot O'Leary's "bulge" than what's going on during the live shows.

Send in the clowns - 'X Factor' set to bring back joke acts

The Irish music mogul jokes on tonight's episode of Alan Carr's 'Chatty Man' show: "Sharon is always talking about [it].

"She sends me notes saying: 'Look at the bulge on him.' It is not the contestants, but others, like people in the choir."

Walsh also took a pop at the 61-year-old star's penchant for cosmetic surgery, saying: "She goes to LA every Monday and comes back on Thursday. She looks younger every week."

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