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X Factor Top Story The X Factor: Simon Cowell clarifies 'singers can't judge' comments Simon Cowell says he wasn't talking about Cheryl when he criticised popstar judges.
Simon Cowell claims that the only people "pissed off" by the clash are viewers. Cowell blasts Strictly over X Factor clash The judges talk about joke acts, panel friendships and getting competitive. The X Factor: 9 things to know What X Factor moment did Cheryl find barbaric? Would Simon let Louis babysit? The X Factor judges talk beating Strictly The upcoming schedule clash is described as "unfortunate" by the BBC. BBC defends X Factor, Strictly clash Hallelujah! At last someone like you've got the love to use somebody next to me. 11 songs we don't want on X Factor Cheryl Fernandez-Versini pulls off a monochrome look at ITV show's press launch. See Cowell and Cheryl at X Factor launch Infamous past X Factor stars such as Jedward and Wagner are rendered in miniature. See past X Factor stars in nut form The show returns on September 7. Strictly launch will clash with X Factor From Chico Time to Wagner Watch, we rank them all. The 15 most ludicrous X Factor acts ever Cheryl admits that Simon "just can't be bothered" to learn her new surname. X Factor: Simon doesn't know Cheryl's name Cheryl Fernandez-Versini says in hindsight Simon Cowell was "right" to fire her. The X Factor: Simon on firing Cheryl The singer says "it's about the contestants for me and if people enjoy my dress that's nice". Cheryl: 'X Factor not about what I wear' The presenter says Mel B could clash with all of her fellow judges during series. Dermot: 'Mel B is a mini Sharon Osbourne' The talent show judge says that she "adores" 'Geordie Spice' Cheryl. Mel B: 'X Factor judges are very competitive' The X Factor judge feels like he's "back in control" of the show. Simon Cowell 'not interested in sob stories' Show to introduce free public voting for the first time in its history with official app. X Factor to offer free public voting Watch new promo showing Sarah-Jane Crawford taking over the ITV2 sister show. See new Xtra Factor host in new promo The returning judge says that she and Walsh "don't like each other". Cheryl Cole: 'No love lost with Louis Walsh' The show's boss wanted Tamera Foster to make it to the final. Cowell: 'Previous X Factor was predictable' Singer is spotted filming in Bermuda, where Louis Walsh is thought to be. X Factor: Tulisa filming Judges' Houses? The new series of The X Factor will kick off on Saturday, August 30 on ITV. The X Factor: When is it back? X Factor judge is the latest star to be covered in freezing water. Watch Simon Cowell's Ice Bucket Challenge Sarah-Jane Crawford says Cheryl and Jean-Bernard look "really happy". Xtra Factor host: 'Cheryl is lovely' The Boss Is Back and Louis Looks Back are among special shows. ITV announces week of X Factor specials Move over Rylan, Wagner and Kitty. Here comes Chloe-Jasmine Whichello. X Factor has found this year's Katie Waissel When will it air? Which acts are returning? What twists is Cowell planning? All we know about X Factor 2014 so far The audience reacted badly to some of the singer's decisions at the boot camp stage. Cheryl booed at X Factor boot camp Xtra Factor host says she "cried with happiness" when she landed role. Crawford: 'Cowell likes people with balls' The talent show will air in the US just one day after the UK broadcast. The X Factor UK to air in US on AXS TV The show's creator is absent this afternoon due to illness. Cowell replaced by bobblehead at auditions Mel B uploads shots with the panel at the audience auditions at Wembley Arena. X Factor judges pose for auditions selfie Louis Walsh says that he would love to see Contostavlos back at Judges' Houses. Tulisa tipped for X Factor return 60-second clip pits the panel's acts against each other in epic four-way clash. Watch the new X Factor teaser trailer The judges also discuss the audition songs they're sick of hearing. X Factor judges talk Louis dressing room secrets The comedian says that he would love to be Simon Cowell's guest at Judges' Houses. David Walliams: 'I want X Factor role' Singer says she "never holds a grudge" with people who have criticised her. Cher Lloyd wants to confront Louis Walsh Cheryl's co-stars describe her marriage as "the best kept secret in showbiz". X Factor blindsided by Cheryl wedding The X Factor judge says she is "excited to move forward" with new husband. Cheryl Cole weds boyfriend Reports suggest that we could be losing our beloved Deadlock from the live shows. Should there be a fifth X Factor judge? The X Factor will no longer be broadcasting Adam Miller's unsuccessful audition. X Factor: Why is an auditionee suing?