Belfast Telegraph

Rhythmix change name to aid charity

X Factor contenders Rhythmix have decided to change their name after protests from a charity of the same name that works with disabled and vulnerable children.

A spokeswoman for the ITV talent show said the girl group will reveal their new name "in due course".

Mark Davyd, the chief executive of music charity Rhythmix, had criticised the show after revealing his organisation was launching a legal battle to protect their brand.

An X Factor spokeswoman said: "At the request of the charity Rhythmix, the members of the girl group Rhythmix have decided to change their name, a decision which has the support of Syco and TalkbackTHAMES. The group's new name will be announced in due course."

The charity, which was set up in 1999 and is based in Brighton, organises musicians to work with hundreds of disabled and vulnerable children every year.

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