X Factor 2016 Announces Brand-New Twist For Live Shows

The X Factor kicks off its live shows this weekend and now we’re even more excited because we’ve just heard there’s a huge new twist coming.1hneWe’re all used to the theme weeks on the show but they’re about to get a big shake-up… and we’re not quite sure how the Top 12 will feel about it all. Things will start normally enough as the first week’s theme is the pretty self-explanatory ‘Express Yourself’, which asks the acts to choose a song to showcase who they are.

But from then on, the themes will be chosen by a spin of a wheel and a special guest. After each brutal Sunday night elimination, Dermot O’Leary will be joined by a special guest who will spin the on-stage Jukebox Wheel (loving this) to determine the next week’s theme.

And it could be make or break for the acts as the weeks on offer include Oscars, Boyband vs Girlband, Disco, Motown, ’80s and Divas. Our complete and utter favourite, though – and no, we’re not making this up, this is a real thing – is the theme Louis Loves (The Louis Walsh Collection).

And which special guests will be joining our Dermot to spin the wheel and decide the acts’ fate? Stay tuned!