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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 The X Factor: Stereo Kicks can't believe their luck in rehearsals Let's just hope they don't end up in an Ibis later.
Tulisa didn't just choose Stereo Kicks' song this week - she came to help them. X Factor: Tulisa is back for Stereo Kicks Cheryl Fernandez-Versini looks worried as she sound checks with ill Lauren Platt. X Factor: Mel B dances in Andrea rehearsal Only the Young and Stevi Ritchie join the Digital Spy lot to rank the Top 5. X Factor: Top 5 Power Rankings video Find out which songs have been picked for the final five by huge stars. The X Factor: Stars pick this week's songs Lauren Platt is suffering with a bad cold - will she make it to the stage? X Factor: Is Lauren Platt too ill to sing? The French DJ mispronounces Fleur's name as "Flirt... Flirt is better, right?!" David Guetta: 'Stevi Ritchie is the best' Now you can listen to all the "ONLY THE YOUNG!" screams in one handy video. Only The Young shouty man gets megamix The 55-year-old takes to Twitter to say that the singer remains a "great friend". Simon Cowell denies falling out with Cheryl Saunders was invited to sing at the X Factor winner's Christmas shows. Watch Lola Saunders & Joe McElderry perform 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. Did X Factor Stevi 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 Cowell said on The Xtra Factor: "I miss my 'lil buddy. He was great fun." Simon Cowell: 'I miss Stevi Ritchie' 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 Comedian passes judgement on the last 7 X Factor acts left standing. Sarah Millican ranks X Factor contenders 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