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The X Factor 

British singing competition in which contestants sing cover songs to try and impress judges and voting viewers.
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Series cast summary:
Louis Walsh ...  Himself - Judge 382 episodes, 2004-2017
Simon Cowell ...  Himself - Judge / ... 343 episodes, 2004-2018
Dermot O'Leary ...  Himself - Presenter 324 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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It's time to face the music

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Music | Reality-TV

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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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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Louis Walsh has appeared in every season until season 12. 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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Connections

Featured in Gogglebox: Episode #2.3 (2013) See more »

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I just don't understand
26 September 2008 | by sglrmlSee all my reviews

I simply don't understand how anyone could possibly find this show in any way successful. How can people stand for the auditionees being abused by the judges? I may be no expert but I don't believe that someone should be allowed come onto the show with some false hope or dream in their head and then be punished for it. Aren't they human beings too? Is it right that the judges can laugh at their performance and then criticise them for making some effort? Quite simply if people like Simon Cowell are going to be allowed to insult other people like this, then I don't know what the world's coming to. Just because a person is idle or boastful about 'having the X Factor' is it right for judges to display a similar type of behaviour? Is this a way of saying that other people don't have feelings the same as anyone else? In any case not all the auditionees behave like that and I don't believe that they should be hurt in such a cruel way.


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