The singing competition is set to return to its original format with hopefuls having to sing acappella for the judges in a small room, rather than in a large arena with a big audience.

Simon Cowell has been extremely vocal about the need for change on the next series of The X Factor.

And what Simon wants, Simon gets, a spokesperson for the show has confirmed, stating that The X Factor will be going “back to basics” this year.

The spokesperson said: "We can confirm the audition rooms will be returning to The X Factor as one of a number of exciting changes."

A senior source added: "Fans wanted changes this year - and we're giving them what they want.

"The acappella auditions were classic X Factor and really gave the judges an insight into whether acts were any good.

"It also better showcased some of the weird and wacky people we get, whose performances got lost in the arena auditions. The plan is to have the best of both worlds."

Singers who make it through to Boot Camp will then face a live audience.