Ben Foden among the stars announced for the celebrity version of The X Factor

The show is set to air in October


Una Healy’s ex-husband Ben Foden is among the stars set to take part in the brand new celebrity version of The X Factor.

The rugby player will be joined by Thom Evans and Levi Davis to make up a boyband for the show.

All three sports stars have musical backgrounds.


Ben auditioned for Pop Idol when he was 18, and last year he performed John Legend’s All Of Me on A League of Their Own.

Meanwhile, Thom used to be in a band called Twen2y4se7en – who supported acts like Peter Andre, Westlife and McFly.

Levi is a singer-songwriter, and previously attended music college in Bristol.

Other celebrities lined up for the show include Glee’s Kevin McHale and Amercian TV host, Ricki Lake.

Eyal Booker, Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott and Wes Nelson from Love Island are also set to star on the show as a super-group.

The Only Way Is Essex reality star turned country singer Megan McKenna will also be competing.