X Factor: Overload and Blonde Electra first to go

Boy band Overload Generation and sisters Blonde Electra were the first acts to be sent home in The X Factor double elimination.

Blonde Electra were booted off the show after receiving the least votes, while Overload were voted off by Simon and Cheryl after a sing-off with Cheryl's act Stephanie Nala.

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Is Mo Farah being 'wooed' by The X Factor?

Great Britain's Mo Farah wins the Men's 5000m Olympic final. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire

The showbiz entrepreneur Simon Cowell is allegedly "wooing" Mo Farah to make a guest appearance on The X Factor, according to The Sun.

The newspaper claims that Cowell is planning an Olympic-themes extravaganza when the live rounds of the programme begin.

Mo Farah won two gold medals in the Olympic Games in the 5,000m and 10,000m events and has made a number of television appearances recently.

The new series of X Factor starts at 8pm tonight on ITV

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