There are serious fears around the X Factor camp today that two contestants' heads could explode during tonight's broadcast.
While images of brain and cranium exploding across the stage would no doubt send ratings through the roof, producers fear the fall-out could be very damaging.
Show insiders say that explosions are feared because tabloid headline hoggers Katie Waissel and Cher Lloyd are finding it difficult to cope with the instructions they've been getting from mentor Cheryl Cole.
"Let's face it," said one. "They're not the brightest apples in the barrel.
"First of all they enjoy enormous fame because of their complete inability to perform.
"Then they get blanket red-top coverage for their behaviour in rehearsals - throwing strops about their costumes and stylists.
"Now Cheryl is telling them to curb the diva bit or they'll get thrown off the show. They can't cope with the contradiction.
"There are some here, though, who keep pushing them because they like the idea of seeing Cowell splattered with brains and goo!"