Fans of “The Xtra Factor” have been trying to guess who is the “groom” to “bride” Caroline Flack in a wedding ceremony that was filmed for the show at the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas on September 1, 2012. The Sunday Mirror has photos from the ceremony, whose attendees included “The X Factor” U.K. judge Louis Walsh and former “X Factor” U.K. judge Sharon Osbourne.
Osbourne has returned to the show this year as a guest mentor assisting Walsh in evaluating contestants in the “judges’ houses” phase of the competition, which Walsh is filming in Las Vegas. In 2012, Walsh is mentoring the Groups category.
Although it is widely presumed that the wedding ceremony was not real, people are still wondering why it was filmed. “The Xtra Factor” co-host Flack is seen wearing a wedding dress in the photos. The groom is not shown in the photos.
Flack, 32, had a controversial romance with One Direction’s Harry Styles, 18, whom she dated from October 2011 to January 2012. Styles said on Twitter that they broke up by “mutual decision.” Flack has stated in many interviews that she is currently single and available.
In December 2011, “Xtra Factor” co-host Olly Murs admitted to OK! magazine that he had a brief fling with Flack, but he did not state when the fling happened.
Murs came in second place on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2009. One Direction came in third place on “The X Factor” U.K. in 2010.
Flack and Murs became co-hosts of “The Xtra Factor” in May 2011. They replaced Konnie Huq, whose contract with the show was not renewed.
“The Xtra Factor” features news and interviews with “X Factor” U.K. contestants, judges and guest artists.
According to The Sun, the contestants in Walsh’s mentor category have been ordered to be behave properly and have a 10 p.m. curfew, in order to avoid another Prince Harry nude photo/drunken partying scandal. An unnamed source told The Sun: “The acts were excited — some of them haven’t been to the States before and they wanted to go into the bright lights of the big city. Louis has already said that his acts are ‘not here to party’ They were told they had to be back at the hotel by 10 p.m. After the photos of Prince Harry naked in his Vegas hotel room recently, bosses did not want the same happening with their acts.”
September 28, 2012 update: The wedding scene shows Flack and Walsh “getting married” by an Elvis impersonator, while Osbourne jealously objects to the marriage. The Sun has photos from the wedding scene.