08/10/2014 12:19 BST | Updated 08/10/2014 12:59 BST

'X Factor' Wildcard Acts Revealed? Stevi Ritchie, Lola Saunders, Jack Walton and Overload Rumoured To Return For The Live Shows

This year's 'X Factor' wildcard acts have unofficially been revealed as Stevi Ritchie, Lola Saunders, Jack Walton and Overload.

There is still no confirmation from show bosses but the Daily Star are reporting that all four acts will return to perform on the first live shows this weekend.


Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh were all given the opportunity to bring back one act to join the final 12, who were selected at the Judge's Houses stage of the show last week.

Simon is believed to have chosen Jack Walton from Mel B's boys category. He will join Paul Akister, Andrea Faustini and Ben Haenow.

Jack Walton

Cheryl has apparently opted to bring back Stevi from Simon's Over 25s group, joining Fleur East, Jay James and Ben Haenow in the live shows.

Lola Saunders, who Cheryl ditched at Judge's Houses, is reportedly coming back after being thrown a lifeline by Louis Walsh. She will join Chloe Jasmine, Stephanie Nala and Lauren Platt in the Girls category.

Stevi Ritchie and Lola Saunders

The biggest surprise is the return of boyband Overload, who Mel B has reportedly chosen to join Louis' groups despite not even reaching the Judge's Houses stage of the competition.


An X Factor spokesperson declined to comment, but if anything changes, we'll be bringing you the update.

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