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Simon Cowell Reckons One Direction's Success Won't Be Repeated

By Ed Biggs | 12th October 2014

As Britain’s premier pop music mogul, Simon Cowell isn’t one to mince his words. Ahead of the first live shows of the current eleventh series of ‘The X Factor’, he is reported to have launched...

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X Factor Judges Star In £1million 'Game Of Thrones Promo'

By Dan Greaves | 4th August 2014

The latest series of the X Factor looks set to be the most epic one yet - if the first promo is anything to go by. While every year the X Factor judges battle it...

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Cheryl Cole Refuses To Sit Next To Louis Walsh On 'The X Factor' Judging Panel

By Sophie Miskiw | 16th June 2014

Cheryl Cole is allegedly refusing to sit next to Irish entertainment manager Louis Walsh on The X Factor judging panel this year. Tensions have been mounting since Simon Cowell revealed in an interview that Cole...

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Mel B To Join 'X Factor' Judges In £1 Million Deal - Confirmed

By Lauren James | 11th June 2014

Mel B has been announced as the new judge who will be joining The X Factor panel for the upcoming 11th series of the talent show. The former Spice Girl, 39, appeared on the show...

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Louis Walsh Confirms He Will Be Back As A Judge On The ‘X Factor', But Who Will Fill The Fourth Chair?

By Stephanie Chase | 31st May 2014

Of course Louis Walsh was was going to be on the 'X Factor' this year, what would they do without him? But the Irish music mogul has just confirmed his seat on the show's judging...

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Louis Walsh Set To Launch All-new Boyband In 2014

By Joe Wilde | 30th December 2013

Louis Walsh will launch his latest pop creation in 2014, with the Irish music mogul announcing his plans to oversee the launch of a new boyband in the new year. Speaking with The Mirror, the...

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Louis Walsh Hints On Not Quitting X-factor After This Season

By Nick Hill | 26th October 2013

Louis Walsh has publically stated that this year's X-Factor (2013) will be his but the Irish talent judge seems to have had a change of heart.This past summer, Walsh announced after 10 years of been...

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Louis Walsh Considering 'X Factor' Future U-turn: "I'm Having So Much Fun"

By Lauren James | 25th October 2013

X Factor judge Louis Walsh was all but set to exit the ITV talent contest when he announced this summer that the current series would be his last, saying "I need my life back" after...

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New Gary Barlow Solo Album Due November After 14 Years

By Lauren James | 18th September 2013

Gary Barlow has announced that he's nearly ready to drop his first solo effort in 14 years this November. Bar the Queen's Diamond Jubilee album, Sing, that he released with the Military Wives and the...

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Louis Walsh "Happy" To Leave 'The X Factor' To Manage Again

By Elinor Cosgrave | 7th August 2013

Louis Walsh has confirmed he will be leaving The X Factor after this season and that he is "happy" with his decision to leave the ever-popular reality series behind him.Louis Walsh at The X Factor...

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Louis Walsh Will Bow Out Of 'The X Factor' In 2014, After 10 Years

By Lauren James | 6th August 2013

Louis Walsh has confirmed that he will quit ITV's singing telent contest, The X Factor, after this next series. The upcoming programmes, currently in auditions, will mark the 10th and final session for the 61...

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Nicole Scherzinger Steals The Show As X-factor Kicks Off In London [Pictures]

By Lauren James | 16th July 2013

Fans whooped with delight as X Factor judges Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger arrived on the red carpet outside Wembley Arena. 2013 marks Ozzy Osbourne's wife, Sharon's first return as a...

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X Factor - It's Time To Face The Musical! Gets The £6m Go Ahead

By Lorna Greville  | 16th March 2013

With Harry Hill at the helm of the script for the X Factor musical, it could have been a truly terrible concept if it weren't for his injection of intelligent comedy. Expeced to be a...

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"It's A Definite No," Cheryl Cole Rules Out X Factor Return

By Michael West | 15th December 2012

Cheryl Cole has ruled out a return to the X Factor UK, telling television host Graham Norton "It's a definite no." The Girls Aloud star is reportedly suing the U.S. version of the show claiming...

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X Factor Update: Now The Show's Over, What Happens Next?

By Lorna Greville  | 10th December 2012

If you'd managed to avoid all news sources, Facebook, Twitter, and the television until now, you'll be overjoyed to learn that the bearded singer/songwriter James Arthur won X Factor. Jahmene Douglas came a close second...

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Dermot O'leary And Nicole Scherzinger Grab A Pint At Corrie's Rovers Return Before X Factor Final

By Joe Wilde | 8th December 2012

It looks like X Factor host Dermot O'Leary and co-judge Nicole Scherzinger showed up to the wrong set earlier this week, as the pair winded up pulling pints at Coronation Street's world famous Rovers Return...

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Simon Cowell Ignores Christopher Maloney And Hopes He Goes Away

By Michael West | 7th December 2012

Simon Cowell has no plans for the future career of X Factor finalist Christopher Maloney, according his former co-judge Louis Walsh. The Irish music manager spoke to The Mirror about a phone-chat he had with...

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X-factor's Chris Maloney Gets His Gran To Shout At The Bullies

By Jack de Aguilar | 1st December 2012

The X-Factor has been a bit of a joke this yeah, hasn't it? Rylan Clark, with his monstrous lack of talent and baffling level of ignorance managed to go far; too far, while Christopher Maloney...

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Cheryl Cole Answers Simon Cowell's Sos For X-factor Return

By Michael West | 30th November 2012

In potentially worrying news for Nicole Scherzinger, Cheryl Cole has flown to Los Angeles for showdown talks with Simon Cowell about returning to X Factor. The show has been blighted by poor viewing figures, poor...

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The Sun Pays Out Louis Walsh Over Sex Assault Error

By Hayley Avron | 28th November 2012

The Sun have been forced to hand over £404,000 in damages to Louis Walsh, after they erroneously ran a story claiming that he had sexually assaulted a man in Dublin. The story, published on June...

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X Factor Producers Under Fire For Faking 'Live' One Direction Performance

By Hayley Avron | 12th November 2012

The producers of X Factor UK have found themselves in hot water once more, by faking a live performance from One Direction. The sixth week of live shows was themed ‘Best of British’ and the...

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Simon Cowell Sends S.o.s To Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh, And Dannii Minogue

By Michael West | 6th November 2012

Simon Cowell has issued an X Factor S.O.S to former judges Sharon Osbourne and Dannii Minogue, whilst persuading Louis Walsh to stay on for further seasons. Cowell has asked both female stars to return to...

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Adele's 'Skyfall' Covered By Jedward. Yes, That Jedward (Video)

By Hayley Avron | 25th October 2012

What the merry hell is going on here? Jedward covering Adele’s Skyfall? Where’s Louis Walsh when you need him? He would never stand for such grotesque displays of serious musicianship! That’s right,...

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Did X Factor’S James Arthur Rip Off Youtube Star Noah? (Videos)

By Michael West | 24th October 2012

X Factor star James Arthur has been accused of ripping off a YouTube star for his latest performance on the reality show. Arthur, 24, performed a stripped back acoustic version of LMFAO’s Sexy and I...

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Gary Barlow Back Again, And Again, By Popular Demand As He Adds Extra Date To Tour

By Lorna Greville  | 19th October 2012

Take That's Gary Barlow has extended his solo tour by an extra day, after the initial tickets that went on sale today (19th Oct 2012) sold out in less than an hour. Barlow's solo tour...

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Rylan Clark And Lucy Spraggan Disciplined For Drunken Debauchery

By Hayley Avron | 17th October 2012

Are Rylan Clark and Lucy Spraggan taking their time on X Factor seriously? It certainly didn’t seem that way in the early hours of Monday morning when they were still out partying, according to the...

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Has Gary Barlow Threatened To Quit X Factor?

By Joe Wilde | 12th October 2012

Gary Barlow has allegedly threatened to quit the UK version of the X Factor following his falling out with fellow judge Louis Walsh over an apparent voting scam.According to Perez Hilton, the feud stretches back...

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Ella Henderson Is Bookies Favourite For X Factor After Incredible Performance

By Michael West | 12th October 2012

After Saturday's stunning performance of Take That's 'Rule the World', Ella Henderson has shot to the favourite spot by bookies as they cut the odds dramatically which are now 10/11. The X-Factor stylists seem to...

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Gary Barlow And Louis Walsh Bury The Hatchet But Boycott Threats Remain

By Jack de Aguilar | 10th October 2012

X-Factor judges Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh managed to put their differences behind them on a night out, but the threat of a fan boycott of the show remains, as the public reels after the...

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Will 'X Factor' Boycott Upset Weekend Viewer Ratings?

By Hayley Avron | 10th October 2012

Is an X Factor 2012 boycott on the cards? According to the Daily Record, a huge number of fans, including some celebrity viewers of the show – have decided that after last Sunday’s fiasco (October...

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