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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
Stereo Kicks


Stevi Ritchie (Wild Card) - Eliminated in Week 7
Only The Young - Eliminated in Week 7
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 Watch X Factor's Lola Saunders perform with Joe McElderry Saunders was invited to sing at the X Factor winner's Christmas shows.
The public have spoken - but what will the quarter-finalists be singing? X Factor Jukebox Week songs revealed "I had sexy dancers rubbing me. Who wouldn't want that?" We speak to Stevi Ritchie. X Factor Stevi: Did he sleep with Sarah-Jane? Only The Young talk to us about leaving The X Factor and loving Louis Walsh. X Factor: Only The Young on shouty fan The X Factor singer admits she cheated on her boyfriend with Ritchie. Chloe Jasmine: Stevi romance was God's plan Sarah-Jane Crawford coyly complains about Stevi Ritchie rumours. Xtra Factor's Sarah-Jane rebukes Cowell Dermot O'Leary is left stunned when a topless woman appears on Skype chat. Xtra Factor nudity mishap shocks Dermot The X Factor star was sent home after a sing-off with Andrea Faustini. Stevi praises "amazing" X Factor experience We bring you the best pictures from The X Factor results show. X Factor: Week 7 results show in pictures The singer was "not so surprised" to be in the bottom two with Stevi Ritchie.
X Factor's Andrea on escaping elimination Should Stevi Ritchie have left the competition? Cast your vote. X Factor poll: Did the right act leave? The singer described Ritchie as "the most genuine geezer that I have ever met". Ben Haenow on 'genuine geezer' Stevi Union J will also be performing during next week's shows (November 29, 30). X Factor gets jukebox-themed week Stevi Ritchie describes his X Factor experience as "an absolute dream". X Factor: Stevi Ritchie exits competition We've already lost Only The Young - find out who went on Sunday in our live blog. X Factor results show: As it happened Andrea Faustini and eliminated act Only The Young also impressed this week. The X Factor: Fleur East tops reader poll Digital Spy brings you the best of tonight's (November 23) TV picks. What To Watch: Tonight's TV Picks Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho and his 22-year-old girlfriend Lydia have a daughter. X Factor's Wagner, girlfriend have a baby We bring you the best pictures from The X Factor's  Elton vs Whitney Week. X Factor: Week 7 in pictures The X Factor takes on Whitney and Elton – and we gather reactions! X Factor Week 7: Best Twitter reactions Do you agree with tonight's shocking X Factor elimination? The X Factor: Did the right act go home? Find out how this week's performances went down with the judges. The X Factor: What did the judges say? We want to know who you think performed best this week. The X Factor poll: Who sang best? French DJ David Guetta and Emeli Sandé also performed during tonight's show. X Factor: Only The Young sent home Our live blog covering the action for Elton vs Whitney Week on The X Factor. X Factor Elton vs Whitney: As it happened Digital Spy brings you the best of tonight's (November 22) TV picks. What To Watch: Tonight's 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