Simon Cowell 'Wants Wacky Acts Back On X Factor'
Show boss reportedly thinks it's got too serious in recent years...
The reality TV tycoon is claimed by The Sun to have instructed his minions to allow more wacky acts in to audition in front of the judging panel.
And the new series apparently already includes hopefuls who have been described as "the female Jedward" and "the new Same Difference".
A source told the paper: "The X Factor has always thrived on its mix of good and wacky singers. But last year it got far too serious and, in turn, ratings suffered.
"Cowell has said the fun needs to be brought back into the show — and producers have been serving up a constant stream of oddballs that viewers are going to love."
As well as those mentioned above, offbeat acts like Kitty Brucknell, Wagner and Rylan have all done quite well in the contest in the past.
The Only Way Is Essex star Jasmin Walia is among the hopefuls this year.