Simon Cowell’s ‘The X Factor’ Canceled After 17 Years On-Air

Simon Cowell

Simon Cowell’s ‘The X Factor’ Canceled After 17 Years On-Air

The popular TV series ‘The X Factor’ has been canceled after being on air for 17 years. The ‘X Factor’ was created by Simon Cowell and was a British reality television music competition show for singers that initially premiered in 2004. At the start of last year, it was announced that the show would be taking a break during the pandemic but would return in 2021. However, it looks like the series won’t be coming back after all. Recently a spokesperson for the U.K. broadcaster ITV revealed to Variety that ‘The X Factor’ will not be returning for another season. They shared,

“There are no current plans for the next series of ‘The X Factor’ at this stage.”

‘The X Factor’ is responsible for launching the careers of many big-named groups and celebrities. One Direction, Little Mix, Leona Lewis and Olly Murs all got their start on the show.

In 2011 an American version of the series premiered and was on air for 3 seasons before it was canceled in 2014. The most successful act to emerge from the American version of the series was Fifth Harmony.

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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel