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Simon Cowell to quit X Factor?

11 hours ago | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Simon Cowell has sparked speculation he is leaving 'The X Factor' again. The 55-year-old music mogul - who left the talent show in 2011 to launch the programme in America - only returned this year but could be off at the end of the series because he has several Us projects in the pipeline. He said: ''There's another show that I will be on in America -- a new one, which we've been working on for a few months. ''Next year we'll have a minimum of four shows on Us networks.'' Meanwhile, Simon said goodbye to another of his acts, Stevi Ritchie, at the »

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What happened to all the Changing Rooms stars?

24 November 2014 8:45 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is back in the news after claims his Magical Journey attraction is ruining Christmas. But where did his colleagues on the once-all-conquering show end up?

• Winter attraction designed by Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen shuts after a day

This festive period Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen is re-enacting an older Biblical story; namely the Fall of Man. In his Changing Rooms pomp, the large-cuffed millennial Oscar Wilde was an expert in redesigning perfectly serviceable living spaces into quarters resembling the Riddler’s bedroom, and, in so doing, reducing residents to tears. Now he has moved on to reducing children to tears, not to mention ruining Christmas. The Magical Journey, a Bowen-designed winter wonderland near Sutton Coldfield, has closed after a single day amid a blizzard of bad feedback about delays, cheap plastic tat and bizarre attractions. In the words of one visitor: “The elf who is meant to be Simon Cowell is completely pointless. »

- Rhik Samadder

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X Factor Stevi Ritchie: 'I wish I'd slept with Sarah-Jane Crawford'

24 November 2014 8:21 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor eliminee Stevi Ritchie has laughed off rumours that he had a fling with Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane Crawford.

The 33-year-old - who lost out to Andrea Faustini in last night's sing-off - was embarrassed on The Xtra Factor last night (November 23) when Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh claimed that he had been seeing Crawford secretly.

"Simon and Louis, I love you two, but I can't believe you said that last night live on Xtra Factor!" Ritchie joked in a chat with Digital Spy today. "It was trending, for goodness' sake.

"I'll clear the rumours up right now - I know they're trying to get me a date with Sj because I do have a soft spot for her, but there's nothing went on between me and Sj. I love her as a person, she's a great presenter, she's a good thing for The X Factor this year, »

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The X Factor: Fox Series Being Revived for Season Four?

23 November 2014 6:18 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Simon Cowell and Fox expected the Us version of The X Factor to be a big hit in the ratings but it never lived up to expectations. Cowell announced that he was leaving the show last February and it was then cancelled after three seasons.

Now, the Mirror reports that Cowell is planning to depart the UK version of the show once again so that he can return to the States to relaunch the American version. According to the article, execs at Cowell's Syco company have pitched the revival to Fox and it's been well received.

Back on November 7th, in response to a fan's tweet about missing the Us version of The X Factor, Cowell tweeted, "So Do I".

What do you think? Would you like to see The X Factor return to Fox? Do you think it could get »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Xtra Factor's Sarah-Jane rebukes Simon Cowell over Stevi rumours

23 November 2014 4:19 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane Crawford has coyly denied Simon Cowell's insinuations about the nature of her relationship with Stevi Ritchie.

The X Factor judges were discussing Ritchie's elimination from the competition on ITV2 spinoff show, when Cowell suddenly changed the subject.

"Can we reveal what was going on? About you and Stevi?" Cowell asked Crawford.

"Oh come on, Simon," she jokingly replied. "You tried to hook me up with him and then you hijacked my date and went with him instead!"

When Louis Walsh playfully suggested that Crawford had "stayed the night" with Ritchie, the host responded: "No, I didn't! Don't even go there!"

Fellow judges Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Mel B appeared unconvinced by Crawford's denial of a romance.

Ritchie was previously romantically linked to eliminated contestant Helen Fulthorpe.

Elsewhere on The Xtra Factor, Cowell told Crawford that he will miss seeing Ritchie perform each week on the main show. »

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Stevi Ritchie praises "amazing" X Factor experience

23 November 2014 2:36 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Stevi Ritchie has spoken about his "amazing" X Factor experience after leaving the show.

Ritchie was sent home after a sing-off with Andrea Faustini.

Speaking on The Xtra Factor, Ritchie said: "It's been absolutely amazing."

He added: "I've loved every bit of it."

Speaking about his post-X Factor life, he said: "I'll go along with whatever offers come my way."

Discussing his daughter, he said: "I know she's proud."

He went on to praise his mentor Simon Cowell, who voted to save him prior to the elimination.

"I will miss him and I'm hoping to work for him actually," Ritchie added.

The contestant went on to throw his support behind Ben Haenow or Fleur East to win the competition.

X Factor continues next weekend on ITV.

Gallery: X Factor results show »

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X Factor's Simon Cowell: 'I miss Stevi Ritchie'

23 November 2014 1:25 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor judges have spoken about Stevi Ritchie.

Speaking on the Xtra Factor about Ritchie, Simon Cowell said: "I miss my 'lil buddy. He was great fun."

The contestant left the show after a sing-off against Andrea Faustini.

Cowell did, however, admit that Stevi "was never going to win", before saying that now it has come "down to the more serious side of the competition."

Mel B admitted she was 'in shock' that Andrea was in the bottom two, before adding: "I genuinely like Stevi."

Simon later agreed that the best singer had stayed in the competition. »

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X Factor: Stevi Ritchie exits competition in double elimination

23 November 2014 1:07 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Stevi Ritchie is the second act to leave The X Factor during this weekend's double eviction.

Ritchie found himself in the bottom two alongside Andrea Faustini, and both acts performed in a sing-off against each other.

Faustini performed 'Stop', while Ritchie sang a rendition of 'This Is the Moment'.

Judge Mel B wanted to send home Ritchie, while Cheryl Fernandez-Versini took the same decision.

Simon Cowell stuck with his act and sent home Faustini, which left Louis Walsh with the deciding vote and he sent home Ritchie.

Ritchie said: "The whole experience for me has been an absolute dream.

"I just want to thank all the general public at home for keeping me in...and my best friend and mentor Simon Cowell."

A group performance of Elton John's 'Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)' kicked off the proceedings, before Take That and Labrinth took to the stage.

Labrinth sang new single 'Jealous', »

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X Factor: Stevi Ritchie exits competition in double eviction

23 November 2014 1:07 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Stevi Ritchie is the second act to leave The X Factor during this weekend's double eviction (November 22, 23).

Ritchie found himself in the bottom two acts alongside Andrea Faustini, and both acts performed in a sing-off against each other.

Faustini performed 'Stop', while Ritchie sang a rendition of 'This Is the Moment'.

Judge Mel B wanted to send home Ritchie, while Cheryl Fernandez-Versini took the same decision.

Simon Cowell stuck with his act and sent home Faustini, which left Louis Walsh with the deciding vote and he sent home Ritchie.

Ritchie said: "The whole experience for me has been an absolute dream.

"I just want to thank all the general public at home for keeping me in...and my best friend and mentor Simon Cowell."

A group performance of Elton John's 'Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)' kicked off the proceedings, before Take That and Labrinth took to the stage. »

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The X Factor 2014: week seven live blog as it happened

23 November 2014 12:58 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

It was Elton John vs Whitney Houston week, and two acts went home. Stuart Heritage liveblogged it just for you.

8.58pm GMT

And that’s it. Somehow – although god knows how – X Factor will have to stumble on without Stevi. I don’t know how any of us will cope.

Anyway, thanks for hanging out with me this weekend. I think it’s clear that I needed all the help I could get. If you fancy following me on Twitter, I’m @StuHeritage. Ok! We made it! The end’s in sight! We can do this! Only The Young!

8.57pm GMT

And yet, in Stevi’s final moments, all I can notice is that he hasn’t done his shirt up properly. What a legacy.

8.56pm GMT

But also, Stevi’s gone. This liveblog has absolutely no power whatsoever. I don’t know about you, but I’m quite relieved. »

- Stuart Heritage

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The X Factor results live blog: Who went home - as it happened

23 November 2014 11:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor is brutal again this weekend - we've already said goodbye to Only The Young (sniff) and now another act is going to be following them out the door. Simon Cowell, how could you?

With just six acts still standing (ooh, sorry about those Stevi Ritchie trauma flashbacks), anyone could be going home tonight, making this all rather tense indeed. To lighten things up, we also have performances from Labrinth and Take That, so join us at 8pm when the show begins as we bring you all of the action...

20:59Bye!

20:59But for now, keep leaving your comments in the box below. Thanks for joining us!

20:58Right, that's your lot! We're onto the big Two-songs-each stage of the competition next week, with bonus performances from Queen, Ella Henderson and Union J. Make sure to join us right back here for that!

20:57Stevi says the »

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Say It Isn't So! Will Fox Bring Back The X Factor?

23 November 2014 9:15 AM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

Fox is reportedly mulling a revival of The X Factor, which would see Simon Cowell jumping ship from the British version (again) to re-launch the show in the States, Britain's Mirror reports.

After three seasons, Fox canceled The X Factor in February, amid dismal ratings that plunged year after year despite ploys like adding Britney Spears to the judging panel. The show never came close to matching the popularity of Cowell's other export, American Idol.

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- Liz Raftery

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Report: X Factor May Return to Fox

22 November 2014 8:21 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Is Fox looking to reunite with its X?

The network reportedly is in talks with Simon Cowell to bring The X Factor, which was cancelled in February after three seasons, back for Season 4.

Cowell, who created the singing competition and is now a judge on its British version, would leave that post in order to return to the United States, the British publication Mirror reports.

Representatives from the network have not commented on the report. X Factor‘s Season 3 finale was watched by only 6.2 million people — and scored a 1.7 demo rating — marking year-to-year declines of 36 and 45 percent.

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The X Factor: What did the judges say about Whitney vs Elton Week?

22 November 2014 2:10 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Week Seven saw The X Factor contestants pay tribute to Whitney Houston and Elton John.

Digital Spy rounds up what Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B and Louis Walsh had to say about Saturday night's (November 22) acts - and if you missed the show, you can catch up with all the performances below, too:

1. Lauren Platt: 'How Will I Know' by Elton John

Mel B: "I think that this is your best performance. You were enjoying yourself and you gave us your personality. Boy, can you sing and dance! Loved it, loved it."

Simon: "This is the first time in a long time when I can see you as a credible recording artist. Vocally, particularly at the start, it was very, very good. Your best performance in weeks!"

2. Ben Haenow: 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston

Louis: "You picked the most iconic Whitney »

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X Factor double elimination

22 November 2014 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

The 'X Factor' will lose another two contestants this weekend. The ITV show has announced that its remaining seven contestants will be whittled down to just five in a double elimination. The act with the least public votes will leave tonight (22.11.14) with a sing-off on Sunday (23.11.14), where another act will leave. Simon Cowell is the only judge guaranteed to have at least one act remaining, following this weekend's double cut. The 55-year-old media mogul still has three acts in the competition - Ben Haenow, Fleur East and Stevi Ritchie - whilst both Mel B and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini each have just one act »

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Mel B for Coronation Street stint

20 November 2014 3:00 AM, PST | Virgin Media - TV | See recent Virgin Media - TV news »

Fleur East feels ''pressure'' because Simon Cowell lets her make her own decisions. The 'X Factor' hopeful feels lucky that her mentor allows her to play a big part in selecting her performances each week, but as a result she knows it is her responsibility if things go wrong. She said: ''There have been a few weeks where other contestants have maybe complained about songs, but Simon always asks me. ''I feel a lot of pressure because, if it doesn't go well, it's on my shoulders, but at the same time I wouldn't leave with any regrets. ''For instance, he thought the lift »

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From Larry Stylinson to the Vomit Shrine: Vulture’s One Direction Glossary

18 November 2014 10:00 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

With the release of their new album Four, One Direction is making deliberate strides towards shedding their "boy band manufactured by Simon Cowell after being voted out of X Factor" image. But as Paul Rudd's fanatic adult Directioner character Dan Charles on Saturday Night Live illustrates, we Directioners are not so quick to forget: The 1D fandom is infamous for (among other things) its all-or-nothing attitude regarding the band's origin stories. You either know Niall's a natural blond or you're shamed on your way out the door, dummy. But now you don't have to be a dummy. Here is everything you need to know in order to catch you up on the U.K.'s most delicious export since gravy.0The number of people in Liam Payne's entire class who showed up to his 16th birthday party. 5SOSThe acronym for 5 Seconds of Summer, the Australian pop-punk group discovered »

- Brodie Lancaster

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The X Factor's Jay James brands bullying rumours "bulls**t"

17 November 2014 11:30 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The X Factor's Jay James has dismissed rumours that he was a bullying influence in the contestants' house, and also confirmed he would be making a record.

Tabloid reports last week suggested that the 31-year-old had been intimidating the other acts, but the eliminated contestant was quick to brand the reports false.

X Factor Big Band Week review: Shall we all start voting for Stevi?

Speaking to Digital Spy, James said: "That's just bulls**t. It upset me yesterday because I am a people person. I love people and I did kind of take on the father role in the house in trying to pick people up and energise people.

"So to hear something like that was bulls**t, and I know a few of the other contestants heard it as well and they were like, 'What the... ?' So, whatever, it comes with the territory of being on a show like that. »

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X Factor Big Band Week review: Shall we all start voting for Stevi?

17 November 2014 7:33 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Bob Geldof shuffled onto the X Factor stage last night and apologised to the "X Factor nation" for something on the ITV singing competition that was "harrowing and not suited to an entertainment show".

It turned out that he was referring to footage of Ebola victims ahead of the Band Aid 30 premiere, rather than Saturday night's Big Band Week, but you probably understand our confusion.

Does anyone other than Simon Cowell actually enjoy Big Band Week? In the early days of X Factor, making the acts wheel out some corny Rat Pack covers actually felt worthwhile as it was the only sort of record that most of them would ever get to make. A Mother's Day record of sub-Bublé covers.

However, somewhere around series 3 or 4 when the show tried to gain an air of musical credibility, the Big Band theme has felt like an awkward sibling. A throwback to the years of Brookstein, »

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Jay James 'feels blessed' after leaving The X Factor

16 November 2014 2:22 PM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Jay James has said that he 'feels blessed' in spite of leaving The X Factor.

The singer was sent home on Sunday's show (November 16) after a sing-off with Stevi Ritchie.

Simon Cowell on 'gentleman' Jay James's X Factor departure

Speaking about leaving the show, he said: "I'm gutted, but in a way I feel blessed. It's a strange feeling, but I couldn't have gone out to a better bloke, my best mate in the house.

"I love that man [Ritchie] so much. He's become such a close friend. It was written in the stars, I think everything happens for a reason."

He continued: "I feel really, really grateful, it's been an incredible experience. I've met some amazing people."

James added that he would like to see Fleur East or Ben Haenow win the show.

The X Factor continues next weekend on ITV.

The X Factor results show: gallery »

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