Rochelle to host ITV’s Xtra Factor

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It’s Official! Our very own Rochelle has been picked to present the ITV2 X-Factor spin-off show the Xtra Factor!

Saturdays singer Rochelle Humes is the new host of The X Factor spin-off show The Xtra Factor, where she has been partnered with Kiss FM DJ Melvin Odoom.

The pair will be taking over slots once held by Olly Murs and Caroline Flack, who have been promoted to hosts of the main ITV talent show.

This year’s X Factor will see wholesale changes, with Louis Walsh, Mel B and Dermot O’Leary departing.

Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini are the only faces returning.

The judging panel will be completed by newcomers Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora, who was poached from BBC One’s The Voice.

Coincidentally, Humes’ husband is former JLS singer Marvin Humes, who hosts the BBC’s rival talent show.

The couple are regular stand-in presenters together on ITV’s This Morning, while Rochelle also fronted ITV’s Ninja Warrior UK.

Odoom has worked on Kiss FM’s breakfast show, alongside co-host Rickie Haywood-Williams, as well as presenting The Brit Awards for ITV2.

The Xtra Factor is a companion show to the main weekend broadcasts, and follows the backstage action, as well as chatting with judges and contestants.

Humes said: “I have watched The Xtra Factor for years so I am beyond excited about joining such a brilliant team and getting to work with my old friend Melvin makes it even better.

“I also can’t wait to meet the contestants and be a part of their X Factor experience.”


Una: ‘We’re focusing on other things’

In an Interview with the Daily Mail, Una – again – says that the group ‘absolutely 100% I’ll say it now we’re not splitting up we’re just going on a little bit of a hiatus.’ but also confirms that she would love to release a solo album:

Asserting that the group will ‘100%’ return, Foden shut down any speculation of a pending breakup.

When asked if the girls had called it quits, she said: ‘No, no, no like absolutely 100% I’ll say it now we’re not splitting up we’re just going on a little bit of a hiatus.

‘We just feel that we’ve got to that point where we’re kind of taking a little step back and focusing on other things that we might want to personally pursue.’

She continued: ‘We definitely plan to get back together and do more stuff in the future.’

Expressing her desire to release music as The Saturdays take a break from the spotlight, Una revealed that she has been putting her pen to paper.

The Irish songwriter said: ‘Music is my passion. It’s definitely something I’d like to do.

‘I’d love to put an album of my own together because I’ve been writing for a long time.’ 

With plans to make a create a solo LP, Una admitted that she and husband rugby star Ben Foden are in no rush to add to their brood.

Stating that their son Tadhg, born in February, is settling into a routine while their firstborn Aoife has taken to the role of big sister tremendously well, Foden described their home as ‘complete’.

Content with the size of her family, the Disco Love singer told MailOnline: ‘Oh gosh, definitely not right now! I feel quite balanced with it all and the household is balanced with a boy and a girl.

‘It’s not on the cards any time soon but you can never say never because you don’t know what’s going to happen.’

Una added: ‘But for right now I’ll say we’re quite complete with the two.’

Quipping that in the early days Tadhg offered a ‘few surprises’ in the nappy changing department in comparison to Aoife, she gushed that her little girl constantly declares her love for her baby brother.

Speaking about the three-year-old, Una said: ‘She’s so good, she really is.

‘She’s only three but she has this maternal instinct in her and she’s always going up and rubbing his head saying she loves him.

‘She’s always helping me out when I ask her to get me things which is really good.’

With so much going on in her life, Una voiced her desire to visit Marrakesh in a bid to get away from the UK and Ireland’s unpredictable weather.

She said: ‘I’d quite like to got to Marrakesh. It’s really up and coming, I’ve never been there before and you’re guaranteed a nice bit of weather not like here!’

Fronting the new Fly Cadbury Air experience, which will see lucky travellers enjoy five bespoke getaways to destinations including Barcelona and Monaco, Foden spoke about how envious she is of those who will go on to win all the all expenses paid trips.

She said: ‘I would love to be whoever’s plus one to get a chance to go on board because it’s a beautiful plane, you get put up in a gorgeous hotel with food and spending money.’

Una added: ‘It’s a great, great treat for someone to win.’


Hey all!

As promised a bit of a mini update, not regarding The Saturdays, well okay a little news update, but more just where I stand, and the website stands as of now.

Firstly the website, there will be a few minor changes and adjustments around the place over the next couple of weeks, most will be in the background and you won’t notice any difference. The main update will be we will be shifting all of your connections to the website over to https – secure connections – this won’t affect you visiting the site, everything will remain as is, it just makes the web a little more safer for everyone!

Those visiting on mobile devices should now see the full size, our new theme automatically adjusts depending on what client you are using so we’ve disabled the full blown mobile theme. If people prefer that for mobile devices please get in contact with us!

I will be updating the gallery shortly, giving it a new look – finally – and updating it with some more recent pictures. I’ll update you all when that has happened too!

As for the group, we are still in the same situation when the tour ended, the group are officially on a break, there is no sign of group music in 2015, as for solo attempts, Mollie categorically denied to our faces on Sunday that she is going solo – make of that what you will.

I will do a proper site update with news shortly, remember to keep in touch use our social media platforms on Twitter @TheSatsCoUk and on Facebook.


Happy Birthday Mollie!!

MollieBDay15We celebrate all the girls birthday’s equally here at The Saturdays Fansite, but Mollie’s is always a little more personal, down to the fact we have been involved with her birthday book for many years and more recently her birthday charity donation drives which you guys have donated over £800 towards, which is amazing!

So a huge Happy Birthday to Mollie! This is from myself, Matt, and everyone else who visits this website over the years! We all can’t thank you enough for being the best blonde member of the group 😉

From a personal level, I can’t thank Mollie enough for her personal support towards myself and the site, always there to say hi, thank you, and a laugh – even if she did leave the labels on her jacket zip on Sunday, which she told me off for making a comment 😉 Also for her support for close friends of the site, such as my girlfriend Rosie, and our good friend Claire – whom have also worked on the Birthday Book in recent years. From meeting us last weekend and ‘dragging’ us on the Magnum bus for a chat, to meeting us at Westfield’s basement last year, and even backstage at Birmingham Pride in 2012! Plus the many others out there, whom I’ve met, who Mollie has played a key part in their life!

There is still time to get involved, if you have a spare £1 (or whatever you can afford!) please send a donation to her 2015 Birthday Charity Drive – for the British Heart Foundation. We have raised over £300 now, and would love to reach it higher. So if you can please donate online or text MKBF87 (amount) to 700070 so to donate £5 text MKBF87 £5 to 700070. If you want to contribute to her birthday book, there is still time! Full details can be found here, and send in your contributions to mkbirthdaybook@gmail.com

So I’m sure you will all join me in wishing Mollie (again!) a lovely birthday and have the most wonderful day!


Update coming

Hey all. Just a quick hi to say we are still here, updates are incoming soon, just been very busy myself and with little new news really around getting around to updates is proving difficult.

Obviously the most recent update is that Frankie has confirmed she’s expecting a baby boy in August.

We spoken (personally!) to Mollie onboard a bus down Regent Street on Sunday about the future plans, but as we where surrounded by management she was being a little coy! More on that tomorrow, it’s her birthday!

Plus other bits and pieces. Update coming soon, promise! :)


Mollie attends McArthur Glen Cash & Rocket lunch in Serravalle, Italy

The Higher star set off her sporty outfit with a pair of flat white trainers, with her long bob wore in a straight style.

The blonde beauty joined in on the action in Italy following the Cash & Rocket launch gala in London last Thursday night and a fun-filled bash in France on Sunday at castle-set resort Chateau de Pizay.

Cash & Rocket, a fundraising initiative that has been running since 2011, features 70 women being sponsored by major fashion and luxury brands to drive across Europe.

This year’s route, which is raising money for three African charities, began on Friday in London and ended in Cannes on Monday night.

During the five-day spree, the drivers – who also include Topshop heiress and rock diva Jo Wood – passed through some of Europe’s most glamorous settings, including Paris, Lyon and Milan.

The challenge is right up Mollie’s street since she recently opened up about her competitive side during an interview with MailOnline.

‘I would only want to do a reality show where you learn a skill, rather than sit around talking’, she said.

‘I’m very competitive. I went on The Cube last year and I loved that.’


Wrigley’s Extra – National Smile Month

Photobooth_finalRochelle and Marvin Humes have teamed up with Wrigley’s Extra and are the faces of this year’s National Smile Month. As a result, we have lots of images of the loved-up couple, showing off their pearly whites and cheekiest grins.

To mark National Smile Month (18th May – 18th June), the couple have revealed the secrets behind their winning grins; from how to recreate their red carpet smiles, to what gives them their happiest smiles  – time with their daughter, and for Rochelle, a home-cooked fry-up.

Marvin admits he has an unusual technique to achieve his dazzling photo ready smile, explaining: “If Rochelle and I are on the red carpet together having photos taken, she always gets annoyed because I have a habit of doing a little laugh in her ear to make me have a more natural smile.”

Rochelle adds: “It is so annoying! When I first noticed it I just thought he was laughing at me all the time and it gave me a real complex! I had to tell him to stop laughing at me – but it turns out it is just what he does to make his smile look natural.”

For stunning Rochelle it’s as simple as tilting her head and lifting up her chin when smiling.

I have more pictures from this shoot and will be adding them shortly :) Photobooth 4