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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.


Lauren Platt
Andrea Faustini
Ben Haenow
Fleur East
Stevi Ritchie (Wild Card)
Only The Young
Stereo Kicks


Jay James - Eliminated in Week 6
Paul Akister - Eliminated in Week 5
Lola Saunders (Wild Card) - Eliminated in Week 4
Jack Walton (Wild Card) - Eliminated in Week 4
Jake Quickenden - Eliminated in Week 3
Chloe Jasmine - Eliminated in Week 2
Stephanie Nala - Eliminated in Week 2
Overload Generation (Wild Card) - Eliminated in Week 1
Blonde Electra - Eliminated in Week 1
The X Factor Top Story What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Strictly Come Dancing, The X Factor Digital Spy brings you the best of tonight's (November 22) TV picks.
ITV confirms that more dates have been added to The X Factor live tour. The X Factor live tour adds dates Sarah Millican passes judgement on the last 7 X Factor acts left standing. The X Factor: Top 7 Power Rankings Only the Young are unhappy at Reece Bibby's seeming vote to send them home. Stereo Kicks' Reece makes OTY gaffe Find out which Elton and Whitney classics the finalists will be performing. The X Factor: Elton vs Whitney song list Two acts will be facing the music - and the chop - this weekend. X Factor promises another double elimination Wow, that was Quick(enden)! Which other X Factor stars appeared on reality shows? X Factor to reality TV: Who did it fastest? Tabloid reports last week suggested that he had been intimidating. Jay James brands bullying claims 'bulls**t' Everyone loves Big Band Week, right? Right? X Factor brings back Big Band Week: Review The 31-year-old believes Stevi Ritchie is "more entertaining for people at home". Jay James: 'Stevi is better for X Factor' The X Factor rises to over 8m for the first time in four weeks. I'm a Celeb beats Strictly with over 10m We bring you all the best pictures from The X Factor's results show. X Factor: Week 6's results show in pictures Contestants will cover two of pop music's biggest icons next week. X Factor announces next week's theme Sunday's show sparks a lot of chatter on social media - so we round it up! X Factor: All the best Twitter reactions Contestant left on Sunday's show, after a sing-off with 'best mate' Stevi Ritchie. X Factor's Jay James: 'I feel blessed' The singer said he was surprised to be saved by Mel B as Jay James left. X Factor's Stevi Ritchie 'shocked' to stay The X Factor judge said that James was philosophical about his exit. Simon Cowell on 'gentleman' Jay James Was Jay James right to leave The X Factor during Big Band week? The X Factor: Did the right act leave? The night also saw performances from Olly Murs and Nicole Scherzinger. X Factor: Jay James leaves competition Who did the band play off on The X Factor tonight? X Factor Big Band results as they happened Only The Young and Andrea Faustini also impress viewers during Big Band Week. X Factor: Fleur East tops reader poll Digital Spy brings you the best of tonight's (November 16) TV picks. What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks We bring you all the best pictures from The X Factor's ode to Big Band. X Factor: All the pictures The X Factor tackles the golden age of swing – and we gather reactions! X Factor Week 6: Best Twitter reactions Find out how this week's performances went down with the judges. The X Factor: What did the judges say? From traditional big band songs to current hits, who sang best? X Factor: Big Band Week: Who sang best? Jazz classics, reworked pop hits and madcap medleys on a Saturday night. X Factor: Big Band Week as it happened Digital Spy brings you the best of tonight's (November 15) TV picks. What to Watch: Tonight's TV Picks It's Big Band Week and now we know what everyone will be singing - find out here. The X Factor: The Big Band song list X Factor's Stevi Ritchie is looking for love - but what about Chloe Jasmine? X Factor: Are you the one for Stevi? Stereo Kicks confirm they have changed their song after a chat with Louis Walsh. X Factor: Stereo Kicks in late song change Olly Murs, Kitty Brucknell and Paul Akister have their say on the top eight acts. The X Factor: Top 8 Power Rankings Ritchie stayed in the competition while Paul Akister was sent home. Fleur: 'Stevi has every right to be here' Dancing on a double decker bus in a Union Flag hat with a Spice Girl. Peak tourist. X Factor: Andrea goes full-blown tourist New 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' video will air on ITV talent show on Sunday. Band Aid 30 to debut on X Factor results Ex-Sugababe seemingly pokes fun at Cheryl Fernandez-Versini's vocal abilities. Sugababes' Amelle criticises Cheryl? The US girl group will make their debut on the British edition of the show. Fifth Harmony to perform on X Factor Paul Akister admits he was crying too much to speak to Mel B after his exit. X Factor Paul: 'Louis did the wrong thing' Sam Smith and One Direction take to the stage before another act goes home. X Factor: Week 5's result show in pictures Paul Akister admits that he came across like a moaner on the show last week. X Factor Paul: 'I didn't show my personality' Stevi Ritchie suggests that Paul Akister will get a record deal now. X Factor Stevi Ritchie: 'I feel guilty'