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7th December 2011

Anyone fancy a ‘Little Mixican Hot’ or a ‘Hamelia and Pineapple Lily’? As the nation prepares to spend the weekend watching the latest X Factor winner being crowned, Just-Eat have once again teamed up with food artist Prudence Staite to create pizzas immortalising the finalists.

Hamelia and Pineapple Lily

Marcrust Collins


Frankie Capricozza

Little Mix-ican Hot

Just-Eat’s customers also revealed again that pizza is the ideal accompaniment to the show, with 34% of those polled grabbing a slice of the action while watching the final. So to celebrate the weekend, Just-Eat has once again challenged Prudence Staite with recreating this year’s finalists, like the cheesy tributes to One Direction (One Dough-rection) and Cher Lloyd (Mozz-Cher-rella) last year.

With the competition wide open this year, it seems that the UK’s opinion is evenly split! 28% of Brits are backing Marcus Collins to win the competition, followed by 27% for Little Mix, 22% for Amelia Lily with only 12% backing Misha B. Last year, Just-Eat’s X Factor poll correctly predicted the placing of the four finalists with Matt Cardle as the shows winner, Rebecca Ferguson coming second, with One Direction and Cher Lloyd coming third and fourth respectively.

“Last year, Just-Eat’s customers proved to be an accurate barometer of who the nation felt had the X Factor”, said David Buttress, Managing Director UK for Just-Eat, “With the show proving to be a much closer affair this year, similarly our customer’s views are much more evenly divided.”

Frankie Cocozza is the contestant from this year’s show whose music career is thought least likely to go the distance, with 55% of Just-Eat’s customers thinking the cheeky Brighton boy is in fact the most likely to end up as a pizza delivery person instead. Cocozza was not so closely followed in the poll by Jonny Robinson (13%) and Kitty Brucknell (7%).

Buttress continues “The massive popularity of the X Factor each year delivers a welcome boost to the takeaway industry. This is our way of celebrating the must watch TV event of the year.”

With this year’s show including a revamped judge’s panel, new head judge Gary Barlow has come out as the most popular with 45% of those polled citing the Take That front man as their favourite new addition to the show. Tulisa Contostavlos came in with 35% of the vote, while Kelly Rowland only got 22%. Looking ahead to next year’s show, Louis Walsh once again was voted the judge we’d most like to see replaced, as he only received 16% of the nation’s support. Popular choices for a replacement were Robbie Williams (13%) and Katy Perry (11%), however the overwhelmingly popular choice was to bring back Simon Cowell, with 25% voting for Mr. Nasty to return to the panel.