X Factor 2011: ITV show drops 1m record contract prize

The stakes are… not so high: X Factor drops 1million contract prize

Too early to tell: Having released his debut album on Monday, it

Hard work expected: Gary Barlow arrives at the house today as it emerges this year

Eyes on the prize: If Johnny Robinson, pictured today outside the X Factor house, scoops the prize he will receive an advance of just 150,000 for their first album

Eyes on the prize: If Johnny Robinson, pictured today outside the X Factor house, scoops the prize he will receive an advance of just 150,000 for their first album

 

Success stories: Leona Lewis (left) is a huge international star, while Alexandra Burke has had three No.1 singles in the UK Success stories: Leona Lewis (left) is a huge international star, while Alexandra Burke has had three No.1 singles in the UK

Success stories: Leona Lewis (left) is a huge international star, while Alexandra Burke has had three No.1 singles in the UK

TODAY”S POLL

Who do you blame the most for The X Factor going downhill

VOTE X FactorPOLL RESULTS CloseAll pollsClick to view yesterday”s poll resultsDM.has(“rcp”, “poll”, pollId: “1028952”,channelId: “4”,questionId: “”);

Dropped: (L-R) 2004 winner Steve Brookstein, 2007 winner Leon Jackson and 2009 winner Joe McElderry only released one album with SyCo Dropped: (L-R) 2004 winner Steve Brookstein, 2007 winner Leon Jackson and 2009 winner Joe McElderry only released one album with SyCo Dropped: (L-R) 2004 winner Steve Brookstein, 2007 winner Leon Jackson and 2009 winner Joe McElderry only released one album with SyCo

Dropped: (L-R) 2004 winner Steve Brookstein, 2007 winner Leon Jackson and 2009 winner Joe McElderry only released one album with SyCo