X Factor contestants unpacked their suitcases and settled in to their fancy new pad after being picked to perform for the live shows, starting this weekend.
And rather than closing their curtains to curious fans, the new housemates have welcomed us in for a cuppa and a nose around their swanky living quarters.
The final 12 have upped and moved into a £5million sprawling mansion just outside of London, which was previously owned by legendary crooner Lionel Richie! We wonder if that’s his old grand piano the Rough Copy boys have been tinkering on?
Playing host to the wannabes, who recently jetted back from the judges houses after being given some seriously good news, the luxury house is set to become a hotbed of hardcore voice training and dance rehearsals for next few months as the finalists prepare for their nerveracking performances.
Good job it features a swish swimming pool, outside ping pong table and an expanse of greenery so the battling contestants can take a well-earned break.
As for who’s sharing bedrooms, toilets and kitchen utensils, that’s for us to keep an eye on.
Could there be room for a cheeky X Factor romance? As long as the girls keep their hands off our fave silver fox Gary Barlow, we’ll be happy to watch some romantic serenading in Mr Richie’s old abode.
By Claire Blackmore
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