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    Posted: 18 Aug 2012 at 12:01

The X Farah

Cowell to sign up Olympic hero Mo

Hero ... Olympian Mo Farah
Last Updated: 18th August 2012

THE X Factor is going for gold — by signing up Mo Farah.

Olympics hero Mo, 29, is poised to be a “mentor” to wannabes in the ITV1 show’s latest run, which starts tonight.

Simon Cowell has been wooing the double gold medal winner to appear so the new series captures the “spirit” of London 2012.

The top secret plan will see a special Olympics-themed spectacular when live X Factor rounds begin, a source revealed.

Fellow Team GB members will join Mo, who thrilled the nation by winning the 10,000 and 5,000 metres.

The source said last night: “Teaming up with our athletes means they can offer training and pep talks.

“People like Mo know about dedication and hard work. It’s only right we invite them to help us shape our future pop stars.”

Reject Zoe goes wild

Seeing red ... fuming Pink lookalike Zoe Alexander rants at judges

THIS is the moment wannabe Zoe Alexander — a Pink lookalike from Wales — goes berserk after the judges reject her.

She accused the foursome of stitching her up — and then CHARGED backstage trashing the set and shoved a producer.

She even roped in her dad — Tom Jones impersonator Glen Smith, 55 — and HE went onstage to rant at the judges.

Louis Walsh said: “I was scared, absolutely scared, especially when ‘Tom Jones’ came out.”

Judge Nicole Scherzinger added: “I was appalled. I was really shocked, I just felt that it was really inappropriate.”

X Rated ... Zoe Alexander and 'Tom'

Show host Dermot O’Leary said: “It was a surreal experience because it came from nowhere.

“She went off, hit the camera and disappeared so I didn’t get the chance to talk to her. Thank heaven for small mercies.”

- LOUIS Walsh is hoping the judges will be at war as soon as the live shows kick off.

So far the foursome have been putting on a good act at being pals, but the veteran said: “We have to be real, there's no point pretending we are all nice.”

- HOST Dermot O’Leary is keen to see the show carry on the good work of creating a positive atmosphere in the UK.

He said: “It’s been such a positive couple of weeks, people have been so polite to each other, there’s been such a sense of unity.”

Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/tv/x_factor/4493547/The-X-Farah.html#ixzz23tWjNFvg
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Now I love Mo Farah, he's amazing, but not sure how it will work?????!!!!
Simon obviously has a money making plan again.
Hope Mo comes off well in it, whatever it is.
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