December, 2013

17 December


Congratulations to Sam Bailey!






Hello Hello! Pips Taylor the Interactive Presenter on The X Factor here with your second dose of backstage gossip from the X Factor Final this weekend.

Our X Factor winner has been crowned as Sam Bailey – very well deserved!

Yesterday was a busy one for me as I was filming  at Wembley Arena, watching the show and then hosting The After Party.

For the Party I wore an Iris & Ink leather pleated skirt, a white shirt from Topshop and an Amen Couture waistcoat. My necklace is Finchittida Finch and on my feet were my favourite Raphael Young wedges.


Yesterday I roamed around backstage a bit and came across the Twitter mirror.


I also caught a bit of Katy Perry’s rehearsal and spotted Elton John too! The show was amazing!

Here is a snap of Elton and Gary’s dancers before they went on stage.


What a show – watching from the arena for the first part was brilliant. Here is a snap of Keith Lemon chatting to judges in the ad-break!

keith lemon

After the show I went to our green room. Here’s what want on. Matt from Kingsland Road ironed his shirt.

matt ironing his shirt

Jay was a bit peckish.


Kingsland Road performed at the after party.

kingsland road performing

All of the X Factor contestants were there – here is the lovely Shelley Smith.


Me with Sam Callahan and Luke Friend.

sam and luke

Me with Matt Richardson.


And of course your X Factor winner – Sam Bailey!

sam bailey

Hope you enjoyed the show and have a lovely Christmas. If you need your X Factor fix you can go to the site and watch all our backstage content here.

You can follow me on Twitter @pipstaylor and Instagram @pips_taylor.

15 December


All the gossip from backstage at The X Factor finale





Hello, hello! I’m Pips Taylor the Interactive Presenter on The X Factor. Each week I interview the finalists backstage and get all the gossip. This weekend is The X Factor final at Wembley and we are half way through the Live Final Weekend!

I have been here since Friday filming backstage videos, interviews – here is a little tour of the Wembley arena. This weekend I have the pleasure of hosting The X Factor After Party.

What a show it was last night! I was sitting next to all of the old X Factor contestants who were on their feet and singing along supporting their pals on the stage.


The show was amazing and Nicole and Sam Bailey blew the roof off the stadium! Gutted to see Luke go but his duet with Ellie Goulding was awesome.

The Killers

Here are a few backstage snaps:


The show is enormous and this is just some of the equipment it takes to put on.


I ran into Jedward when they were rehearsing – how fun was their performance last night?


So our After Party starts after the ITV1 & ITV2 shows. Everyone came down and all the ex-finalists were dancing and watching at the front of the stage. The stage is awesome with a huge gold glitter X!


We had a special performance from Hannah Barrett and then we had a little chat on stage – she has been gigging loads and can’t wait for The X Factor tour!


After Hannah’s performance those cheeky Rough Copy Boys performed.

For yesterdays filming I wore a Shakuhachi dress, Pucci Necklace, Finchittida Finch earrings and Zara boots.


I bumped into the lovely Abi Alton.


As I was leaving I saw Nicky and had a cheeky picture by the ITV Christmas tree!


Enjoy the show tonight and I will be back with more backstage gossip tomorrow when we will have crowned out the X Factor 2013 winner!

Follow me on Twitter on @pipstaylor and Instagram @pips_taylor.


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