Simon Cowell axes X Factor in UK

Singing show ends after 17 years, having discovered One Direction, Little Mix, Leona Lewis & Olly Murs.

Talent juggernaut The X Factor has been axed in the UK after a 17 year run.

“There are no current plans for the next series of The X Factor at this stage,” an ITV spokesperson said.

Created by Cowell, The X Factor began airing in 2004 and ran until 2018 discovering dozens of artists including One Direction, Little Mix, Leona Lewis and Olly Murs.

The Australian version on Seven, after a brief dalliance by 10, was mostly hosted by Luke Jacobz, with talent discoveries Dami Im, Samantha Jade, Reece Mastin, Johnny Ruffo, Cyrus Villanueva, Isaiah Firebrace, Taylor Henderson, Jess & Matt, Nathaniel Willemse and Altiyan Childs.

Cowell’s next venture will be musical quiz show Walk The Line in which musical acts face a decision in their bid to be crowned champion — to either go home with a cash prize, or walk the line and play on.

Source: Variety

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