Wembley Arena to host X Factor final

Simon Cowell wants bigger venue

According to reports, Cowell wants to switch from the show's current studio, Fountain, which only holds 300 seats, to the much bigger Wembley Arena, which seats 12,500.

Simon Cowell's move to the US X Factor and the appointment of new judges Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos has left some with doubts that the UK version of the show won't be as popular as it was before with Simon, Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue.

However Cowell is convinced that the show will be bigger than ever and wants a venue that mirrors that.