Love Island supergroup set for Celebrity X Factor
14 June 2019 - 9:00 AM

Love Island supergroup set for Celebrity X Factor

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A "Love Island" supergroup will compete in "Celebrity X Factor".

Zara McDermott, Eyal Booker, Wes Nelson and Samira Mighty - who all competed on the 2018 series of the dating show - are planning to team up to try and impress Simon Cowell and his fellow judges on the talent contest and are currently discussing what sort of songs they can perform together to boost their chances of winning.

A source told The Sun newspaper's TV Biz column: "Show boss Simon Cowell has long-admired "Love Island" and its pulling power. So when the idea of a "Love Island" supergroup was raised he thought it was great.

"They're not signed yet, but the four have been discussing songs and how they'd approach the show, so it looks very likely. They're all confident that they can hold a tune."

A spokesperson for the show played down the supergroup claim.

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They simply said: "There is much speculation regarding the contestants for this year's series of "The X Factor"."

It was recently claimed that "Coronation Street" star Lucy Fallon - who plays Bethany Platt - is at the top of producers" wish lists to be a contestant on the show.

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A source said: "There have been some initial chats between producers and Lucy's team.

"She is top of their wish list, so understandably they are keen to sign her up.

"Lucy would be a brilliant addition to the line-up and is leaving Coronation Street next year.

"Discussions are ongoing and nothing is set in stone right now. The initial chats with her people happened a while back, but it's looking like Lucy's name could be in the mix."

Her co-star Victoria Ekanoye - who played Angie Appleton on the soap from 2017 to 2019 - has agreed to take part in the series and the bosses are keen reel in another "Corrie" beauty.

Other stars hoped to appear on the series this year include The Only Way Is Essex's on-and-off couple Gemma Collins and James Argent.

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