X Factor contestants forced to change their name

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X Factor contestants Rhythmix have announced that they will be changing their name after receiving complaints from a children’s charity.

The charity – which uses music as a way to help disadvantaged children – believe that a girlband with the same name could affect their future work.

They also revealed that their initial attempt to enter discussions with X Factor bosses on the issue was blocked.

Chief executive of the charity Rhythmix Mark Davyd – who wrote an open letter to Simon Cowell on the issue – said: “We don’t buy this media invention of you as Mr Nasty. Your Wikipedia entry explains at length your involvement with children’s charities and we commend you for it.”

“But equally we don’t believe that you are unaware of the way your own company is acting. Or maybe your staff are trying to ‘manage’ it for you?”

Then, yesterday afternoon it was revealed that X Factor bosses had agreed to change the name of the girl band.

A statement read: “At the request of the charity Rhythmix, the members of the girl group Rhythmix have decided to change their name, a decision which has the support of Syco and Talkback Thames.”

“The group’s new name will be announced in due course.”

As for how this affects the groups chances of success remains to be seen. One thing is for sure though, the charity in question has got a lot of helpful publicity!

Elsewhere in X Factor news, Coldplay have admitted that they will never perform on the show as they feel ‘too old’.

When asked about the possibility of appearing on the X Factor this year, lead singer Chris Martin said: “We all love the X Factor and we enjoy the show but we can’t go on it. We do something different, and we’re far too old.”

“We were very behind that girl Stacey Solomon. But no, we could never appear on the show.”

As for the X Factor betting markets for this weekend, Frankie Cocozza is the favourite to be given the boot at 6/5, followed by Kitty Brucknell at 5/1.

Janet Devlin and The Risk are the two favourites to win the show.

Alice Langley
Alice is the editor of Celebritybets.co.uk. If you have any questions, queries or suggestions she can be contacted on a.langley@celebritybets.co.uk

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