Insiders claim that contestants will be living in a five-star Central London hotel in the hope that they get up to "newsworthy" antics like last year's most controversial singer, who was ejected from the show for allegedly bragging about his drug use.
"The X Factor is supposed to be a cool programme, with young people having the time of their lives," a source told The Sun.
"Last year it was decidedly flat - only Frankie got up to anything newsworthy and he ended up pushing it too far. But he had the right idea.
"Pop stars don't stay in and 'work on their vocals', that's just rubbish. They go out and get trashed and fall out of nightclubs."
However, the source clarified: "No one is saying we want to be irresponsible, but if you're over 18 you should be allowed to do as you please as long as you keep within the show rules and don't cause problems for anyone else."
Cocozza went on to finish runner-up in Channel 5's second series of Celebrity Big Brother earlier this year after leaving The X Factor.
Auditions for series nine of The X Factor UK are continuing today (June 25) in Cardiff.