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Leicestershire prison to find Sam Bailey replacement, X-Factor-style

has served her timeIn their pursuit to fill the vacancy left by Sunday’s X-Factor winner, Sam Bailey, HMP Gartree in Leicestershire has announced plans to scrap its traditional hiring policies and instead host the UK’s first ever ‘Screw Factor’.

Bosses at the Category B men’s prison have said they were inspired to adopt the more modern and glitzy approach after watching their former employee hit the big time on ITV.

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Posted: Dec 17th, 2013
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Damien Rice’s ‘Cannonball’ found murdered by X-Factor winner

poor song never stood a chanceThe song ‘Cannonball’ by singer-songwriter Damien Rice was found dead today in an incident that police say they are treating as murder. X-Factor winners Little Mix are being sought in connection with the death. ‘Cannonball’ was just nine years old.

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Posted: Dec 11th, 2011
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Take That rehab odds slashed

After wowing fans with a raggedy, tired and faltering performance on last weekend’s X Factor, Take That – including starey-eyed lunatic ex-bandmate Robbie Williams for the first time in over a decade – have been named by bookies as favourites to reach the coveted Christmas rehab slot.

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Posted: Nov 16th, 2010
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Simon Cowell in pre-emptive backlash against X-Factor backlash

Pop supremo Simon Cowell has attempted to head off any criticism of his chart dominance this year by launching a Facebook group called ‘Rage against Rage Against the Machine’.

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Posted: Aug 7th, 2010
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