X-Factor to change its format

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The well-established pause that comes between the words. . . and the winner is . .  . and then the actual announcement of the winner’s name is set to be increased to one full week.

The usual tension-filled gap of a few seconds, which has become a feature across similar shows, is not felt to be long enough. There will be no break in transmission throughout the week whilst the camera flicks between the prospective winners, judges, audience and presenters. Head of Entertainment, Peter Thape has some reservations about whether the new one-week gap will be long enough.

‘We were initially looking to do a one month gap, but the advertisers were getting twitchy,’ said Thape.

‘The full week though, will give us a chance to change judge’s hairstyles an extra 300 times,’ added Thape.