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Monday 16th December 2019

X Factor: Celebrity fans furious with new format of the show

There was an ad break just SIX minutes in

Fans tuning into The X Factor: Celebrity tonight (Saturday November 16) have accused Simon Cowell of 'making it up as he goes along' as the format changed.

They were left fuming as the show aired its first ad break just SIX minutes into the start of the show.

Not only that, but the the safe seats have been axed.

AND the singing contest began with a guest performance from superstar Lizzo, rather than one of the actual acts performing.

The famous act usually comes on after all the contestants have performed to fill time while the voting takes place.

Lizzo opened the show (Credit: ITV)

Despite wowing the crowd with her smash hit Good as Hell, some fans weren't taken with Lizzo being at the start of the show.

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But they were even more furious with the ad break, with many hitting out at the format overall.

However, one aspect of the new format did go down well - the fact they've scrapped the safe seats.

Over the course of the series so far, each judge has been able to pick one of their acts to have a 'safe' pass through to the next week.

As it's the quarter final, it was announced that that safety net is no more and it's all down to votes now.

The judges can't save anyone from the viewer vote (Credit: ITV)

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Simon revealed he had paid attention to social media and as it seemed the public didn't like the safe seats, he'd got rid of them.

That news, at least, went down well - in the most part.

Though some viewers did feel it's not fair to ditch them half way through the series.

Some even accused Simon of just making the whole thing up as he goes along!

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