X Factor accused of faking it

October 15, 2007 by  
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Producers of the hit TV talent show The X Factor have been accused of misleading viewers after it was revealed that the properties where the wannabes performed are not really the judge’s homes, as had been suggested.

On the show, the singing hopefuls were seen to be performing in front of Simon Cowell in a Marbella Mansion, Dannii Minogue in Ibiza, Sharon Osborne in Las Angeles and Louis Walsh in Dublin.

However, the Irish judge subsequently spilled the beans on Graham Norton’s chat show on BBC2 recently.

“That wasn’t my house. That wasn’t Sharon’s house or Dannii’s house or Simon’s house either.”

However, a spokeswoman for the show was quick to clear up any confusion, explaining that the properties were described as “the judge’s houses, not the judge’s homes”.

“We have never said they are the judges’ real homes and it has been this way for the past four years,” she said. 

This is the second time this series that the judge’s have been accused of bending the truth after it was revealed that early scenes showing the dramatic decision to bring Louis back were entirely staged.

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