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Wednesday 28th June 2017

The X Factor is an ITV talent show reality TV programme which started in 2005 and was born from the Popstars/Pop Idol idea before it. Created by music mogul Simon Cowell, the series has spawned a number of successful singers and bands including Leona Lewis, One Direction and Little Mix. The winner gets a record deal and Mr Cowell’s attention to see whether they can make it or not. The series isn’t as popular as it once was, averaging at around 7.7 million viewers - compared to 14 million in 2010.

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Can Harry Styles save The X Factor from another ratings defeat?
Tuesday 15th August 2017

It is no secret that Simon Cowell’s oldest media child, The X Factor, is struggling, audiences have been dwindling and affection for the format has dropped to an all time low among reality TV viewers. Last season, Simon brought back the…

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Simon Cowell takes Irish busking brothers through to X Factor's judges' houses
Thursday 10th August 2017

Although the launch date for this year’s series of The X Factor has not yet been announced, historically the show commences at the end of August, which means we have only a matter of weeks before Simon Cowell hopes to dominate our weekend…

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Simon Cowell moves X Factor final to 'avoid Strictly clash'
Monday 7th August 2017

It’s historically one of the biggest ratings war of the TV calendar but this year The X Factor final will move to ‘avoid a clash’ with Strictly Come Dancing. Simon Cowell has reportedly rescheduled the end of his singing talent…

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X Factor winner Sam Bailey sparkles at Pride ahead of joining comedy musical Fat Friends
Monday 31st July 2017

Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK has been acknowledged right across the media this month. BBC One’s Gay Britannia season in particular, is dedicating schedules to dramas and…

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X Factor winner Matt Terry wins again with Énrique Iglesias and new single
Thursday 27th July 2017

It is no surprise that as the X Factor publicity machine begins to whirr into action for this season that attention is being turned towards last year’s winner, Matt Terry. It was a close run thing between Terry and his co-finalist Saara…

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Simon Cowell plays it safe for X Factor launch
Thursday 20th July 2017

Love Island and Big Brother are currently on the finishing straight for this year, so it is no surprise that reality TV fans are looking towards The X Factor and Strictly Come Dancing to compensate for the shortening days. The X Factor will,…

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COMMENT: Rylan goes below the belt with Reverend
Thursday 22nd June 2017

There have been clear pivotal chapters in the history of broadcasting, whether it is the moment monochrome sets were gilded with glorious technicolor, or the episode when Neil Armstrong’s “giant step for mankind” was transmitted…

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Singing stars come together to record charity single for Grenfell Tower fire victims
Monday 19th June 2017

Chart-toppers have come together to record a charity single in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

High octane Pitch Battle leaves viewers confused
Sunday 18th June 2017

The nation gathered round their TV sets on Saturday night to escape the heat and the heavy atmosphere generated by the dreadful Grenfell Tower fire. There were two options for the feel good factor, with the Voice Kids on ITV and Auntie’s…

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Simon Cowell releases charity single for victims of Grenfell Tower fire
Friday 16th June 2017

Simon Cowell is releasing a charity single to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.

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The Voice Kids launch amazes and impresses
Monday 12th June 2017

The junior version of The Voice kicked off at the weekend and any concerns that it would be an awkward and embarrassing format were swiftly allayed. A popular vehicle across the continent for some years, it was never imported to the UK when…

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Mandy who? The curse of the first evictee
Sunday 11th June 2017

Mandy was evicted on Friday

Strictly announces Len Goodman’s replacement
Wednesday 10th May 2017

The new head judge on the BBC's dancing showcase Strictly Come Dancing is... Not Anton DuBeke!

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Lucy Spraggan suggests songwriters would boost The X Factor
Monday 8th May 2017

Lucy Spraggan appeared on the X Factor in 2012, where her originality was marked by the fact that she performed her own composition rather than the usual cover.

Chase fans troll Rylan
Wednesday 3rd May 2017

Of all of the contestants who have appeared on Simon Cowell’s talent show, there has been no disputing that Rylan Clark-Neal has the x factor.

UK Eurovision entry becomes the antidote to... Brexit!
Friday 28th April 2017

South Wales singer Lucie Jones could become the UK standard bearer for a song which has been dubbed by some as the antidote to Brexit.

Smug Cowell enjoys record breaking ratings
Friday 28th April 2017

A certain Mr Simon Cowell will be feeling rather smug on the eve of the third episode of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent. The reason for the extra bounce in his stride comes on the back of the announcement that last weekend’s…

X Factor who? Yes Lad prove they've moved on from reality TV image
Thursday 13th April 2017

It has been a rollercoaster few months for Yes Lad since they were controversially dropped by Louis Walsh on The X Factor.

Rylan’s new game show Babushka branded 'brutal and brilliant'
Thursday 6th April 2017

Unlike the thousands of aspiring stars on the reality TV circuit, there is one man who took his chance in the spotlight in 2012 and has subsequently gradually built an impressive broadcasting portfolio.

David Walliams is definitely not gay
Friday 31st March 2017

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