ITV Confirms Simon Cowell’s The X Factor Canceled After 15 Seasons

ITV Confirms Simon Cowell's The X Factor Canceled After 15 Seasons

ITV seemingly confirms Simon Cowell’s music competition The X Factor got canceled after airing for 15 seasons.

After nearly two decades on ITV, The X Factor has been canceled. Multiple news outlets have stated that the Simon Cowell-produced show that unearthed One Direction, JLS, Olly Murs, and Little Mix, among many others, will not make a return to ITV as scheduled.

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Cowell appears to have played a hand in putting the show on hold for the near future. An ITV representative said.

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At this time, there are no current plans for the next series of The X Factor.

In the 2020 Edinburgh TV Festival, ITV boss Kevin Lygo stated that The X Factor would not be returning after a multi-year absence in 2021, but that it would come back at some point in the future.

At its peak, The X Factor had more than 14 million viewers on average, but its prospects at ITV deteriorated as viewership slowly declined. After the program was pulled from the 2019 timeline, X Factor host Dermot O’Leary conceded he wasn’t certain that it would be the right decision to bring it back.

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He told the Radio Times,

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I’m in two minds because half of me thinks there’s a reason why we rested it because we were doing the same thing but then again, there is a real sense of simplicity to that show I love, which is great singers and great characters.

Simon Cowell is still associated with ITV since the network recently revealed that he would create a new musical game show titled Walk The Line.

In this fresh show, a range of solo or musical groups will compete for money and awards from a committee of musical experts in this style.

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The X Factor aired on ITV for 15 seasons from 2004 to 2018.

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