With The X Factor All Stars looming on the horizon, one pop superstar has revealed that he won’t be taking part.
Shayne Ward – winner of the singing competition in 2005 – has said that he can’t appear on the show.
The series is set to feature some of the show’s biggest names from its history and looks likely to be broadcast some time later in the year.
The X Factor star and former Corrie actor, 34, appeared on today’s episode of Loose Women to address the rumours that he had been lined up to take part.
He said: “I’m not gonna be a part of that, no, no.”
“It’s only because I’m contractually signed with Kay Mellor for Band of Gold,” he explained.
“So that’s gonna be coming, the first time it goes to theatre. Just to be associated with her is incredible, cos Band of Gold is an iconic programme.”
Singer Leona Lewis is reportedly set to go head-to-head against Ray Quinn on the upcoming celebrity version of The X Factor.
Leona, 34, and Liverpool-born singer Ray, 30, could both feature on the hotly anticipated series.
Speaking to The Sun, a source claimed: “Show bosses are in talks with Ray and are hopeful he will sign on the dotted line – he’s really keen to be involved especially with Leona Lewis in the mix and it will be amazing to bring their big voices back to the X Factor stage.”
X Factor All Stars is one of two new shows reportedly set to replace ITV’s flagship singing competition The X Factor this year.
Leona competed against Ray on series three in 2006 and won that year.
Jedward and Alexandra Burke are also rumoured to be appearing.
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