X Factor

The 2008 winner of the ITV talent show explained how she and the megastar "literally blagged it”.
Lyrics about not doing "what Simon says" or being "a puppet on a string" have raised eyebrows.
The music mogul was apparently no fan of Britain's Got The Pop Factor – until it proved popular with viewers, that is.
This week in entertainment, rumours swirl for Strictly Come Dancing’s socially-distanced return in October. We look back a decade to perhaps the best series of The X Factor in 2010, Katie Price is not disappointing on her YouTube channel, The Muppets return on Disney+ and we take a look inside the Bruderhof.
We are living in truly different times to when 1D were put together on The X Factor in 2010.
It's been ten years since X Factor birthed One Direction – here, contestants from 2010 relive their most treasured memories of the series.
From Ablisa and Wagner, to One Direction and Cher Lloyd, the 2010 series featured many memorable contestants.
It's now been a decade since Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Liam Payne, Niall Horan and Louis Tomlinson came together on The X Factor.
The former talent show judge said she had initially "jumped to defence mode" when she shared her own video in response.
About X Factor
Since its launch in 2004, 'The X Factor' has become the biggest talent show in the UK. The brainchild of Simon Cowell, the series has launched the careers of some of the biggest names in music - One Direction, Olly Murs, Leona Lewis, Ella Henderson, Alexandra Burke and Fleur East to name just a few. This year's judges are made up of Simon, Louis Walsh, Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger. Previous panellists include Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Gary Barlow, Tulisa Contostavlos, Kelly Rowland, Dannii Minogue, Mel B, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw. Host Dermot O'Leary quit the show in 2015 to be replaced by Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, only to announce his return a year later. Kate Thornton was show's original presenter, hosting the first three series. For this year's series, ITV2 spin-off show 'Xtra Factor' has been axed. On this page, you will find the latest news, gossip, pictures and video from the ITV show, as the contestants go through auditions, Bootcamp, the Six Chair Challenge, Judges Houses and the Live Shows.