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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

The X Factor Top Story X Factor's Blonde Electra do a 'Miley Cyrus' (sort of) at G-A-Y See the former X Factor finalist sisters perform eye-popping routine 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' Louis Walsh says that he will "talk to the boys" about changing things. Louis blames Simon for 8-piece band 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 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 X Factor finalist exposes the results of stubbing her foot on a piece of wood. See Chloe Jasmine's injured foot The X Factor finalist will star in a shopping documentary on Channel 5 this week. Chloe Jasmine to appear in shopping doc But Chloe Jasmine did not step on glass as some reports have suggested. X Factor Chloe taken to hospital for foot The singer appeared as a guest judge on Strictly over the weekend. Donny Osmond waiting for X Factor call The singer is supporting the X Factor contestant despite her recent bad press. Union J's Jaymi: 'I love Chloe Jasmine' Singer and actress says that The X Factor was a great starting point for her career. Diana Vickers talks losing X Factor tag X Factor boss pokes fun at a show that ends with "looking at a chocolate eclair". Simon Cowell dismisses boring Bake Off Hold tight - we've got a couple more months of this to endure yet. X Factor No.1s Week review: Here we go again The UK version of the show will now air in the US, Canada, China, Russia and more. The X Factor UK now airing in 147 countries The band say they are disappointed they didn't get to sing many original songs. Overload Generation to release single Blonde Electra on their Gaga/Kanye-inspired album, their parents and much more. X Factor: Blonde Electra on their exit Two acts left the competition during the first live results show. X Factor's first results show in pictures ITV's Downton Abbey continues with over 7.3 million viewers on Sunday night. X Factor edges Strictly on Sunday