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Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Louis Walsh, Cheryl Cole, Dermot O'Leary, Holly Willoughby, Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos

Cheryl Cole Officially Returns to 'The X Factor' U.K.

March 11, 2014 10:03:49

personally announced that she officially returned to "" U.K. The 30-year-old singer posted a playful photo of her straggling the show's producer on the neck and captioned, "GUESS WHAT!! ... I'm baaaacccckkkkk!!!! iMayActuallyRingHisNexk #XFactor2014 #leggooo."

Cowell also shared the news on his Twitter, writing, "It's official. Cheryl is back. Be careful what you wish for!" He added, "Most importantly she is a brilliant judge of talent." Cole will begin her judging duty again on the 11th season which is scheduled to debut later this year. Cowell, who quit the show in the eighth series, is also making a comeback.

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Elton John to Perform on 'X Factor' Despite Slamming Show in Past

December 02, 2013 09:12:40

The season finale of "" will feature such performances from , and . John in particular will do a duet with the show's judge Gary Barlow on the latter's new single "Face to Face" from album "Since I Saw You Last".

This inclusion of John in the performers list came as a shock because the "Rocket Man" has slammed reality competitions on TV, including "The X Factor", in the past. "Television and video have done a lot of damage to music. They've propelled people into stardom that aren't ready for it, you know, and can't sustain it," he was quoted as saying in July this year.

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Bar Refaeli Flirts With Simon Cowell in 'The X Factor' Israel Promo

September 02, 2013 09:09:25

Bar Refaeli turns up the heat in a promo for "" Israel. The sexy model is featured driving a sports car in the desert to meet in an eatery, introducing the music mogul to the show's four judges, which include veteran Israeli rocker Rami Fortis, ethnic-pop sensation Moshe Peretz, pop star Ivri Lider and powerhouse balladeer Shiri Maimon.

"Bar, I think you've got yourself a panel," he tells her afterwards. The 28-year-old beauty then thanks him and bends down as if she's going to kiss him before driving off in her fancy ride again.

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Bar Refaeli Named Host of 'The X Factor' Israel

May 28, 2013 09:05:46

While "" recently announced its judge line-up, an Israeli version of the singing competition franchise has just found its host. Supermodel is tapped to host the inaugural season of the series in her homeland.

The gig marks the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl's local TV hosting debut. She previously co-hosted Bravo's 2008 special "Tommy Hilfiger Presents Ironic Iconic America" and served as a host for MTV's brief revival of "House of Style".

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James Arthur on Winning 'X Factor' U.K.: 'I Feel Like the Luckiest Man on Earth'

December 13, 2012 10:12:39

was lost for words when he's announced the winner of British "" season 9 on Sunday, December 9, but he has now shared about his feelings to The Telegraph. "I feel like the luckiest man on earth," he says about walking home from the show with a recording contract.

Though he has already had a bunch of female fans worshipping him, the 24-year-old singer doesn't see himself as a heartthrob. "I was always a boyfriend kind of guy - I liked to stick with one person," so he claims.

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Nicole Scherzinger Officially Joins 'X Factor UK' as Full-Time Judge

June 16, 2012 01:06:20

has landed another job as talent competition judge across the pond. The 33-year-old singer was let go from her position as one of the "" judges earlier this year but she now officially joins the UK version, replacing .

"I'm so excited to join the UK X Factor family. It's where I got my start, so it feels great to come full circle. I can't wait to see what talent the UK has to offer and to help inspire and bring out the best in these artists," Scherzinger said in a statement.

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Little Mix Is First Group to Win U.K.'s 'The X Factor'

December 12, 2011 11:12:41

made a history after defeating Marcus Collins on the season 8 finale of British "". The four-piece girlband mentored by Contostavlos was the first act from Groups category which came out as the champion on the singing contest.

"We are just so, so grateful and thankful to everyone who voted and to everyone backstage," so commented Jade Thirlwall about their win on Sunday, December 11. Her bandmate Jesy Nelson added, "Oh my God, this is never going to sink in. We cannot thank the public enough."

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Offer to Bring Cheryl Cole Back to the British 'X Factor' Withdrawn

May 30, 2011 02:05:48

"" bosses are reportedly losing interest to have back to the reality show. Following her firing from "", TV executives were said giving her an offer to return as a judge on the U.K. version, but she has become uncontactable.

"That's it. Cheryl will not be returning to the British X Factor. People have been trying to speak to her and persuade her this would be a good idea, but she's been uncontactable," a source told Daily Mail. Moreover, the star was rumored blowing her chance to return to the show by snubbing 's calls.

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Official: Simon Cowell Out of 'The X Factor' U.K.

April 19, 2011 02:04:09

It is now official that is not going to sit as a weekly judge on the U.K. version of "" when it returns for an eighth series later this year. The reason is none other than his commitment to the new U.S. version which is due to premiere in September, roughly a month after the U.K. version's.

Nonetheless, Cowell is still a part of the show in some capacity. "We have been in constant negotiations with Simon about ways in which we can move things forward and help 'The X Factor' evolve," Peter Fincham, ITV's Director of Television, said.

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Sharon Osbourne Willing to Make Peace With Dannii Minogue for 'X Factor'

February 28, 2011 03:02:36

is ready to bury her longrunning feud with Aussie pop star and return to Britain's "" - insisting "it's time for me to come home". The two famously fell out while working on 's U.K. talent show, and their dispute prompted the rock matriarch to quit her role as a judge on the highly popular programme in 2007.

The pair has continued its war of words off camera in the years since - Osbourne launching several foul-mouthed rants in the Aussie star's direction, while Minogue hit back in her autobiography, insisting the former music manager made her cry and even shouted at her when she first joined the TV show.

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Report: Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole Leave U.K. 'X Factor'

February 21, 2011 10:02:50

is really channeling all his energy to the American version of "". The music mogul has reportedly informed ITV of his resignation as the judge on the U.K. show, effective from the upcoming season. "" will premiere in September this year.

Cowell allegedly told ITV chief Peter Fincham, "I'm committed to the American show and I'm not going to do both." And Cowell won't be the only one because , who is reportedly on Cowell's list as his partner for the U.S. version, is also making an exit.

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Denied: Will Smith NOT Joining 'X Factor'

January 11, 2011 03:01:50

A spokesperson for has blasted reports the Hollywood star has signed up to judge 's U.S. version of TV talent show "". The Independence Day star was rumoured to have inked a deal with the British music mogul to join the panel of experts on the show, but a representative for Smith has spoken out to address the speculation, telling Gossip.Com there is "no truth" to the story.

A number of stars have been tipped for X Factor roles - , and have all been linked to the show, which kicks off in September. Cowell has yet to confirm his official line-up of judges, but insists there will be big names.

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Matt Cardle Tearful as He's Crowned 'The X Factor' Winner

December 13, 2010 11:12:01

An estimated 20 million audience tuned in on Sunday, December 12 to witness being crowned the new "" winner. The 27-year-old beat Rebecca Ferguson in the finale which first saw the elimination of One Direction.

The final round actually started on Saturday with the axing of Cher Lloyd. The four finalists performed with established artists such as , , and . Lloyd failed to garner votings and was thus eliminated. "Thank you to everybody that ever believed in me," she said. "My highlight is standing on this stage with and I thank everyone who arranged that for me and to him."

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'The X Factor' Cuts Mary Bryne and Reveals Finalists

December 06, 2010 04:12:37

"" officially enters the final round as Mary Byrne left the show on Sunday, December 5. The 50-year-old mother received the lowest vote from the audience and eventually lost the judges' votes after a sing-off against Cher Lloyd.

Mary sang 's "It's a Man's Man's Man's World" while Lloyd sang ' "Everytime". Mary's mentor Louis Walsh voted to keep her while the others, including mentor , picked Cher. "This is quite straightforward. Mary I have supported you from the beginning and tonight proved what a good singer you are," said.

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'The X Factor' Ends With Double Elimination

November 29, 2010 03:11:02

Katie Waissel's luck has run out. "" contestant, who forgot her lyrics in the audition round and survived four times in the bottom position, was axed on Sunday, November 28 due to receiving the lowest amount of votes from the audience. "I just feel so grateful to have got this far," the 24-year-old said.

Since it was a double elimination night, there was another act sent home. Wagner Carrilho faced a sing-off with Mary Byrne but the judges, even his mentor Louis Walsh, decided to send him home. "Why I am happy with the decision is because there were people out there trying to derail this show for different reasons and what has happened tonight is that we have put this show back in the hands of the public," said.

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'Glee' Confirmed to Appear on 'The X Factor' U.K.

November 26, 2010 04:11:40

It is now confirmed that the cast of "" would fly across the pond to appear on "". This would be the first time the group appear live on a TV stage outside the U.S. "Glee" would perform during semi-finals weekend on Sunday, December 5.

, , , , , , and the rest of the main cast are confirmed to participate along with recurring character . However, AP said and would not be joining them.

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Paije Richardson Axed From 'X Factor'

November 22, 2010 02:11:11

is losing one more of her protege on "". Paije Richardson was sent packing on Sunday, November 21 after a sing-off with 's act Cher Lloyd. Meanwhile, Katie Waissel who drastically changes her look this week, escaped the bottom two after landing at the position for three weeks in a row.

For Lloyd and Richardson, it was their first visit at the bottom two and both looked mortified by the result. The judges all agreed that it was unfair with saying, "I'm going to go with the person who I've continually supported. Neither of you should have been in the bottom by the way." He picked Lloyd.

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Simon Cowell Fuming Over Claim 'X Factor' Is Fixed

November 18, 2010 11:11:16

has lodged a formal complaint with Britain's media watchdog over allegations his hit U.K. TV show "" is fixed. The music mogul has seen his singing competition plunged into controversy during its current season amid claims the voting system is engineered to keep certain acts on the program.

The gossip came to a head this week with the publication of a report which suggested Cowell is aware of the results of the crucial weekly viewers' poll in advance - and he is furious at the allegation. Cowell is adamant "The X Factor" judges are never given advance information about voting patterns, and his legal team has lodged a formal grievance with Britain's Press Complaints Commission (PCC) about the new report.

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Katie Waissel Saved From 'X Factor' Elimination Again

November 15, 2010 03:11:21

Famous before winning, Katie Waissel dodges another elimination this week on "" when the voting result revealed that the public still wants to see her another week. Waissel's stay means Aiden Grimshaw has to leave the competition after a head-to-head sing-off.

For two weeks in a row, Waissel was placed in the bottom two along with Belle Amie and Treyc Cohen respectively but she controversially survived though she often went off-key and forgot the lyrics of the song. This week's bottom two position is her fourth in the competition.

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Katy Perry Teases 'X Factor' Judge Stint

November 09, 2010 11:11:14

is keeping fans guessing about reports linking her to a judging role on the American version of reality show "", insisting "sometimes rumors turn into reality". The "I Kissed a Girl" hitmaker replaced on the judging panel of 's show in Britain over the summer when the Aussie singer was on maternity leave.

Reports subsequently linked her to the U.S. version of the reality show, which Cowell will launch next year - and Perry has teased that there could be a role for her on the series. She tells Britain's Cosmopolitan magazine, "I saw something about that and I think Simon is flirting with me through the press. I know a lot of it is rumors. But sometimes rumors turn into reality!"

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Joe McElderry Won 'The X Factor' Season 6

December 14, 2009 03:12:04

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