The X Factor 2016: Simon Cowell snaps and rants at Boot Camp contestants


The bigwig, 56, is seen becoming restless when a string of novelty performances take to the stage and are championed by Louis Walsh despite issues with pitch and knowing the lyrics.

Eventually, he snaps and lectures those still interval to perform – warning them that the bar will be raised.

“OK, can I have your distinction just for a second,” he says. “We’ve seen some OK performances.

“Now we are demanding flawlessness. This next performance can change your lives.”

As some are digged worrying, he adds: “It’s about when I wake up tomorrow, who am I going to recall?”

This year’s Boot Camp proceedings have been squashed down to one 90-minute incident, and the Six Chair Challenge next week will s n only one weekend, after being drew out for three in 2015.

It’s rt of a “back to basics” approach for the programme which seems to be dressed worked thus far – with ratings generally up on last year.

Hold out night’s final auditions segment appealed to 7.7 million viewers and tiptop at 8.3 million – up 300,000 on last week and 400,000 on this on one occasion last year.

Louis, Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne were all raised back as judges by Simon, whilst Dermot O’Leary was re-recruited as body.

The makeover meant that Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Nick Grimshaw and Rita Ora were all repudiated, along with Caroline Flack and Olly Murs.

The X Factor currents tonight at 7:30pm on ITV.

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