'X Factor' bosses are planning to axe boot camp.

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell

Producers on the TV talent show are looking to shake up the show with a number of changes, including axing the Sunday night results show, and fast-tracking contestants from the audition stages straight to the six-chair challenge.

A source told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "The question being asked is whether things could be done a little bit differently in the new series.

"One idea being looked at is whether getting rid of the Sunday show would allow ITV to put all its focus and resources into making Saturday night's 'X Factor' even more spectacular.

"Nothing has been decided but there are lots of ideas being thrown around."

If the Sunday show does get axed, programme bosses are considering having a brief break in proceedings on Saturday nights, with the main programme ending and then a second show scheduled for later in the evening to reveal who has not made it through to the next stage of the competition.

It is hoped the proposed changes - which could also see Cheryl Tweedy return to the judging panel alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne in place of Nicole Scherzinger - will "strengthen" the programme.

A source told The Sun Online: "'X Factor' is the biggest music TV show on air in the UK and changes are often looked at as a way to evolve and strengthen it for future series."

However, no changes have been confirmed as yet.

A spokesperson for the show said: "No decisions have been made about the new series."