- Little Mix are apparently planning a Saturday night singing competiton to rival X Factor, and we can't imagine their old mentor Simon Cowell will be too happy.
- The band were put together during X Factor 2011, and went on to win the show with mentor Tulisa.
Watch out X Factor, there's a new talent show in town. According to a new report, Little Mix, who were put together on Simon Cowell's show during 2011, are in talks to mentor young singers on a BBC1 programme.
According to The Sun, Perrie Edwards, 26, Jesy Nelson, 28, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, 28, and Jade Thirlwall, 26, are hoping to create a talent hunting show of their own, named Little Mix The Search, looking for fresh young singers.
This will likely rival Saturday night's Britain's Got Talent and X Factor, so we can't imagine Simon, who signed Little Mix to his label Syco until 2018, will be too happy.
"This show is huge for Little Mix but it will be a massive blow for Simon," the source commented. "The X Factor's viewing figures have fallen for years but this could be the nail in the coffin.
"Saturday night needs a new singing competition to freshen it up and, with Little Mix involved, this could well be it."
Currently, none of the Little Mix girls have responded to the rumours, and the BBC haven't confirmed whether the show is definitely happening. But the report comes ahead of the launch of X Factor: Celebrity at the weekend [Saturday 12 October], which will see 15 celebrity acts, including reality stars, athletes, bloggers and actors, go head to head to perform in front of OG X Factor judges Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh.
Now that we will be watching.