No X Factor for Olympic stars Farah and Hoy

Last updated at 10:48
The X Factor judges with Sir Chris Hoy, Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah's faces superimposed.Getty Images

Team GB stars Mo Farah and Sir Chris Hoy have denied they've been lined up to appear on a special Olympic themed episode of the X Factor.

There had been reports in several newspapers that the gold medal winners would be used as inspirational mentors on the ITV show.

But a spokesperson for Sir Chris said it's "not true" and Mo Farah's agent claimed the papers had "made it up."

Jessica Ennis holds up her medal.Getty Images
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Heptathlon ace Jess Ennis could still be persuaded to take part in the show.

She told ITV's Daybreak programme: "It sounds like a brilliant idea. I'm a massive fan of X Factor."