British singing competition in which contestants sing cover songs to try and impress judges and voting viewers.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Louis Walsh ...  Himself - Judge 382 episodes, 2004-2017
Simon Cowell ...  Himself - Judge / ... 334 episodes, 2004-2018
Dermot O'Leary ...  Himself - Presenter 315 episodes, 2007-2018
Sharon Osbourne ...  Herself - Judge / ... 205 episodes, 2004-2017
Peter Dickson Peter Dickson ...  Himself - Voice Over / ... 183 episodes, 2007-2016
Cheryl ...  Herself - Judge / ... 155 episodes, 2008-2017
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British singing competition in which contestants sing cover songs to try and impress judges and voting viewers.

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Taglines:

It's time to face the music

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Music | Reality-TV

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 September 2004 (UK) See more »

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X Factor UK See more »

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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The series has divided opinion among music legends. Paul McCartney called it "not a bad thing" which "gives some people an opportunity, it gives them confidence, it gives them work". However, Elton John, despite appearing on it in 2013, described it as "a cruise ship show" which is "cruel" and "no way to find talent". Similarly, Sting called it a "soap opera which has nothing to do with music" and had "put music back decades". See more »

Quotes

Simon Cowell: [to a bad auditionee] You couldn't win this competition even if you were the only one in it!
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Referenced in Lorraine: Episode dated 14 October 2016 (2016) See more »

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The circus comes to town
15 December 2013 | by studioATSee all my reviews

In about July when we are bemoaning another wash out summer or a heat wave over the hill to greet us comes The X Factor and the circus rolls in to town.

From sob stories to people deluded about their own talent for the last 10 years the show has brought us everything. The judges have come and gone but the hunt for talent seems to have continued regardless despite the endless claims that it ruins the music industry or is making people a laughing stock.

Sure, not everyone who has won it has gone on to great things and the ratings seem to be on the skid but for pure Saturday night entertainment The X Factor has delivered year on year.


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