X Factor fans have reacted badly to the prgramme switching its style and format somewhat and resembling reality TV shows such as The Only Way Is Essex.
Fans tuning in to the first two episodes of the current series have seen the audition process as usual but found the backstage chats with contestants presented in the style of scripted reality shows like TOWIE and Made In Chelsea.
Unfortunately for ITV chiefs seeking to breathe life into the show, X Factor fans are not keen and have complained via Twitter and Facebook.
It is thought that the format change, which sees more focus on contestants lives and filming them in their homes before the audition, is a reaction to the lacklustre 2011 series won by Little Mix.
However, fans attempting to get contestant Lucy Spraggan a little better have been thwarted this week as X Factor chiefs removed her music from iTunes and Amazon following her succesful audition.
Spraggan had previously soared up the charts with her song 'Beer Fear' and could still chart through the legal downloads she sold in the first few days of this week.
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