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The X Factor UK Is Coming To An End After 17 Years


For 17 seasons, the X Factor UK has been THE place where stars and big bands such as Little Mix, One Direction, James Arthur, and Fifth Harmony, go to get discovered. Undeniably, the show has given us some of the most iconic moments in TV talent show history, but it looks like the 17-year run is coming to an end…


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Amid declining viewing figures, creator and lead judge Simon Cowell has reportedly decided to cancel the original UK version of the show. Whilst the final show of 2010 received 17.2 million viewers, the most recent season of 2018 pulled in just 5.3 million viewers.



A source also claimed that whilst Cowell has decided to shelve the show in the UK, he is working to develop a new show called Walk The Line, which he describes as a ‘musical version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.


X Factor gets rid of audiences for auditions - Mirror Online


The source revealed, ‘Globally, it is still a phenomenon and rakes in millions every year. But in the UK, there is no question it has become slightly stale. Simon remains at the top of his game and knows how to make a hit. He owns the rights to the show, and it’s his call — not ITV’s — whether or not he drops it.’



So, it looks like the X Factor is on the back burner for now, but the option to return in 2023 still remains…


Do you think the UK’s X Factor has grown old?