X Factor bosses are reportedly shaking up the show this year, with live shows airing over a week in a Britain’s Got Talent style twist.
Top bosses, including executive producer Mark Sidaway are worried that viewers no longer find the weeks of live shows entertaining.
It looks like Britain’s Got Talent is the main inspiration behind the idea, which airs all its live shows in seven heats, leading up to the final.
An insider said: “The X Factor executives feel it needs a shake-up with big changes to the format.
“They have been discussing having just a few weeks of live shows — so people get to know the singers — and then one big finals week.
“They think viewers would prefer one week of great TV, with star performers.
“BGT is a huge success, so they could take inspiration from worse places.”
The show has received numerous shakes up over the last couple of years, and it looks like another one is about to happen.
And the insider added: “If the live shows were focused on one week it would be easier to fit into schedules for the judges.
“Sharon had to commute from the States every week for months.
“Cutting down the live shows is just one of a series of scheduling options.
“But the move wouldn’t affect the total number of hours of the series.”
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The X Factor returns later in the year.