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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.”


Frankie & Vanessa on Celebrity Juice

This evening @FrankieTheSats and @VanessaWhite appeared on the ITV2 Comedy show Celebrity Juice ‘Pop Special’.
As per our usual warnings this show is aimed at adults there is lots of adult references and use of strong language (even from our own girls!) so if you are offended by this sort of humour then you might not want to press play below.

Enjoy 🙂


My Heart Takes Over Chart Position & Xtra Factor

@thesaturdays brand new single My Heart Takes Over debuts in the UK Singles chart this week at Number 15. It’s sadly their first single not to debut inside the UK Top 10 since the release of Work back in the summer of 2009. You can still buy the single to support it, and remember the new album On Your Radar is out in a matter of hours!!

The girls where supposedly appearing on the Xtra Factor tonight to perform My Heart Takes Over and no doubt get a last bit of promo in for the album – which is released very shortly – and now it seems they aren’t …. We’ll see how this develops … no doubt we’ll find out soon enough to why it didn’t happen!


Ghosthunting With The Saturdays

The Saturdays have topped the charts but how will they fare when they delve into the dark abyss of the deep unknown in three truly horrifying UK locations.

The host of Ghosthunting With… Yvette Fielding, who has been at all the forefront of countless paranormal adventures, invites The Saturdays on a trip to hell and back in an attempt to transcend our mortal barrier and make contact with whoever or whatever lies on the other side.

The Saturdays band members, Frankie Sandford, Una Healy, Mollie King, Vanessa White and Rochelle Wiseman accompany Yvette for the scariest night of their lives. The girls visit three equally terrifying locations, nestled within the Welsh mountains; the clock tower, the manor and the kitchen block. As if performing before millions of fans was not scary enough, The Saturdays are about to embark upon a night they will never forget!

The first location of the night is the kitchen block. The girls will visit a host of terrifying settings including the cellar, the kitchen and the haunted bedroom. In each of these areas there have been countless reports of strange sightings, the sounds of chatter coming from empty rooms, cooking smells coming from an empty kitchen, and reported ghostly sightings. What will happen when the pop starlets are wrenched from their glamorous life and plunged headfirst into the deep, dark world of the paranormal investigation?
The second ghostly hot spot is the eerie clock tower, which was constructed using beams taken from an ill fated ship. The tower is rumoured to be haunted by a restless spirit of a suicide victim and anyone who enters is confronted by his hostile presence. But will the girls be able to withstand the guaranteed shocks and frights when it all gets a bit personal?

The final destination of the evening is the manor. The girls will visit the foreboding first floor landing which has been noted as having the most paranormal activity in the building. Next up is the surgery room which was used by the Red Cross for injured soldiers during the first world war and finally the attic where the tormented spirit is said to sway back and forth in an old rocking chair. Strangely, it is said that female entertainers who would perform at the Manor for the former owner complained of being harassed by an evil presence.

Join ITV2 as one of the nation’s most loved girl bands embarks upon a ghost busting trip of a lifetime. Will The Saturdays manage to spend an entire night at their eerie locations and will they accept the spooky challenges Yvette brings their way?

Source: Primetime Unreality TV

You can catch this on TV 8 November from 9-11pm next Monday on ITV2, but if you can’t we’ll probably have it up and running on the site the day after or so 🙂
Lots of TV promo coming up this week already too starting tomorrow, of course Matt will catch this all but you can check the upcoming appearances here!


Catch The Sats on Lorraine tomorrow

As you may know, The Sats have an early performance planned as they hit ITV2s Lorraine show tomorrow morning, and you can have them answer your questions by sending them to this email adress: talk2us@itv.com.

So hit your beds early tonight and make sure you catch them on Lorraine from 8.30am! But of course if you do miss out we have admin Matt capping it for us in the early mornings and he’ll be getting it up on the site soon enough 🙂