X Factor UK 2016 has set a date and it’s coming soon. Simon Cowell teased changes to the show. Are the fans ready for them? Moreover, would they love these changes?

Change appears to be the theme for X Factor UK 2016. More often than not, the word has a negative meaning. Thus, some fear it. However, returning judge Sharon Osbourne gave an assurance that the 13th season would be better. Then again, change seems necessary for the reality show following the dip in ratings previously. Hence, it would be interesting to find out if viewers embrace or reject the changes.

Prior to the live shows, the format of this season included a Boot Camp, a six-chair challenge and the Judges’ Houses. The Boot Camp involves room auditions, choreography and group tests. In addition, Simon reportedly plans to shake things up a bit. Thus, contestants are in for a few surprises along the way.

“We’re going to make a couple of changes to the live shows. There will be one feature that we’ve been talking about for a while, which I am excited about. It’s going to make the show more fun. All will be revealed soon – it’s good!” Simon hinted about X Factor UK 2016.

Could it mean the use of a leader board similar to those used by other reality TV competitions? Alternatively, would they finally push through with the Strictly-style scoring? Then again, Digital Spy recalled the unsuccessful flash vote initiated by Simon before. Thus, it might be a good idea for viewers to keep their fingers crossed and hope the twist succeeds this time around. Nevertheless, the 13th season promises to be fun, as judges seem to have more freedom to be naughty. Host Dermot O’Leary might get his wish to see a few or all judges drenched on the show.

Watch X Factor UK 2016 on ITV on August 27, Saturday, at 8 pm.