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The X Factor

Created by Simon Cowell, The X Factor has been on British screens since 2004, and the reality singing competition has been exported around the globe. Its current judging panel comprises of Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini - both of whom returned to the show in 2014 - Louis Walsh and new judge Mel B.

The Girls - mentored by Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

Lauren Platt
Chloe Jasmine - Eliminated in Week 2
Stephanie Nala - Eliminated in Week 2
Lola Saunders (Wild Card)

The Boys - mentored by Mel B

Jake Quickenden
Paul Akister
Andrea Faustini
Jack Walton (Wild Card)

The Overs - mentored by Simon Cowell

Ben Haenow
Jay James
Fleur East
Stevi Ritchie (Wild Card)

The Groups - mentored by Louis Walsh

Only The Young
Blonde Electra - Eliminated in Week 1
Stereo Kicks
Overload Generation (Wild Card) - Eliminated in Week 1

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Find out how this week's Movie Night performances went down with the judges. X Factor Movie Night: What the judges said X Factor judge feels that the octet are now "working properly". Louis celebrates Stereo Kicks "turning point" The funniest tweets from Week 3 of The X Factor, as movie songs take centre stage. The X Factor Week 3: Twitter round up Which act was your favourite during Movies week? X Factor Movies Week poll: Who sang best? All the highlights and low points of week three on The X Factor stage. The X Factor Movies Week: As it happened Four-piece voice their support for fellow group amid chemistry criticism. Only The Young: Stereo Kicks shouldn't split After the debacle of 1980s week, The X Factor gets back on track (almost) with the movies. X Factor 2014: Movies week playlist You remind me of a little gold statuette on awards night. X Factor: Movie Week songs revealed The 36-year-old 'Your Love' singer was formerly a judge on the ITV show. Nicole Scherzinger to perform on X Factor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's former act is unaware of the current worldwide crisis. X Factor star doesn't know what Ebola is A plurality of Digital Spy readers favour slimming down the boyband. Stereo Kicks 'should sack some members' The singer reveals she's had offers but would be reluctant to go on the show. Chloe Jasmine: 'I was asked to be on CBB' See the former X Factor finalist sisters perform eye-popping routine at G-A-Y. Blonde Electra 'do a Miley' at G-A-Y Starring Kermit Cheryl, Fozzie Bear Simon, Mel B the Eagle and Louis 'Sweetums' Walsh. X Factor does '80s Week: Review Will The X Factor  dare split Stereo Kicks into two boybands? Stereo Kicks poll: Is 8 people too many? ITV's Downton Abbey gains back over 100,000 viewers on Sunday evening. Strictly tops Sunday ratings, X Factor down The singer said that she could hear herself fine on the TV recording. Fleur East worried after Mel B comments Chloe Jasmine is happy to be herself after her failed 2006 X Factor audition. Chloe Jasmine: 'I was completely myself' X Factor's Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is down to just two acts after two weeks. Cheryl: 'We've lost the cool factor' We have the best photos as two acts are sent home in this week's double eviction. X Factor: Week 2's result show in pictures Louis Walsh says that he will "talk to the boys" about changing things. Louis blames Simon for 8-piece band Chloe Jasmine's mother thanks Cheryl for helping her daughter. Chloe's mum tells Simon she has X Factor "Everything was too vague, too wishy-washy," the show boss complains. Simon Cowell: Chloe didn't really want it Ed Sheeran and OneRepublic will both perform live during the October 26 results show. X Factor: Week 3 has a Movies theme Do you agree with this week's decision after another X Factor double elimination? X Factor poll: Did the right acts leave? Two acts are eliminated once again during this week's results show. X Factor: Chloe Jasmine, Stephanie go home Tonight's (October 19) results show also featured Jessie J and Maroon 5. X Factor: Stephanie Nala eliminated Join us to find out who will survive 1980s week on The X Factor. X Factor '80s Week results as they happened Lauren Platt receives 18.23% of the vote for her performance in 80s week. X Factor: Lauren is DS readers' favourite We bring you all the best pictures from The X Factor's ode to the '80s. X Factor: All the pictures from '80s Week The X Factor's judges offer unfiltered criticism for '80s Week. X Factor: What did the judges say? Social media is abuzz with commentary as X Factor celebrates '80s Week. The X Factor: '80s Week reactions Cheryl's dress causes a Twitter frenzy, after Simon describes her as "Kermit". X Factor: Simon calls Cheryl Kermit the Frog Who was your favourite in '80s week? Poll: Who was a hit in X Factor '80s week? Simon Cowell defends Fleur East against vocal criticism from judge Mel B. X Factor: Mel B rows with Simon Cowell Join Digital Spy for two hours of highlights and low points for week two. X Factor: 1980s Week - As it happened Cheryl Fernandez-Versini wants a Spice Girls vs Girls Aloud night on The X Factor. Mel B and Cheryl want to collaborate The star discusses tight trousers and being treated differently due to X Factor. Olly Murs 'excluded because of X Factor' We present the versions of the "1980s" songs being covered this weekend. X Factor '80s week: How it should sound The remaining 14 acts are travelling back to the 1980s on Saturday (October 18). The X Factor: Week 2 song choices revealed