Mirror correspondent Jeff Brazier went backstage at the auditions to catch up with the judges secrets.
Jeff spills the beans telling us, Simon will be wearing trousers that don’t fit him too well, Cheryl will love anyone from Newcastle, Mel will start dancing if anyone sings a Spice Girls anthem, and Louis will say: “you made that song your own!”
Even when the judges aren’t being filmed for the show there are at least 20 cameras on each of them.
The Judges area is covered in fruit platters for the judges to snack on. They are EVERYWHERE.
There’s always loads and loads of blueberries on them for Cheryl
But music mogul Simon has the greatest demands. He has a whole cupboard of sweets under the judges’ table to snack on during the auditions. #diva
He has someone buy a big tin of Celebrations and pick out all the Malteasers because he doesn’t like them. He likes the Snickers best.
When we were filming he was so late. Everyone was hanging around waiting for him for three hours.
But he can do that, he’s the boss. New Xtra Factor host Sarah Jane Crawford calls him the Cowellator.
The other judges just poke fun at him.
SOURCE: The Mirror