'X Factor' bootcamp 'to move from London due to Olympics'
Published Jul 4 2012, 10:48 BST | By Tom Eames
The X Factor
UK bootcamp stage of the competition may be forced to change location this year, sources have claimed.
Normally, contestants that are put through to the second round of auditions head to London for the bootcamp phase in front of the judges.
However, due to the Olympics, the London area is not feasible this year, according to the Daily Star
A source said: "The Olympics has posed a huge problem for us this year. London has always been the choice venue for boot camp. But now we are having to rethink it, and fast.
"The place is completely booked out. It would be a nightmare to stage it during the Games so we'll have to move."
Manchester and Birmingham are said to be the favourites to replace London.Simon Cowell
was recently quoted as saying that he is hoping for the toughest bootcamp stage yet for the UK series this year
Nicole Scherzinger has joined this year's judging panel
with Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and Tulisa Contostavlos.