This year, Simon Cowell’s TV talent programme will not be returning to screens. For the time being, according to reports, The X Factor has been cancelled by Simon Cowell due to declining ratings.
According to an ITV representative, the following season of The X Factor is not yet in the works. However, some of the show’s former contestants, like the Irish twins John and Edward Grimes, reacted quickly to the news of its cancellation.
The Jedward siblings, who have publicly criticised the show for allegedly mistreating its artists, tweeted: “Xfactor has been terminated Mission Complete.” And in 2010, The X Factor’s Katie Waissel wrote: “Journey for justice.”
A member of The X Factor team sexually attacked Katie earlier this year when she saw him in the U.S. to discuss recording business. There have been 445 episodes of The X Factor in the United Kingdom, with the latest one showing in 2018.
A peak audience of more than 14 million people tuned in to watch The X Factor, but the show’s popularity waned at ITV as viewers declined. It was revealed that Dermot O’Leary, the X Factor’s host, was unsure if the show should be brought back after it was cancelled for 2019.
A part of him feels there’s a reason why the programme was taken off the air because it was doing the same thing repeatedly. Still, another part of him thinks it’s because the show is so simple, with beautiful vocalists and unforgettable characters,” he told Radio Times. “British quirkiness is celebrated in this exhibition! So why not get them out there and see what happens?”
Walk The Line, a new musical game show produced by Simon Cowell was just revealed by ITV. A team of musical specialists will judge a range of soloists and musical groups. ITV broadcast The X Factor from 2004 to 2018.