The X Factor is a British reality television music competition to find new singing talent. Created by Simon Cowell , the show began broadcasting on 4 September with episodes broadcast over fifteen series as of 2 December The first three series were presented by Kate Thornton. Since series four, with the exception of series twelve which was presented by Caroline Flack and Olly Murs , the show has been presented by Dermot O'Leary.
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The X Factor (British TV series) - Wikipedia
After 15 years of humouring, then later suffering, its roster of manufactured pop stars, The X Factor is back — but not as we know it. At its height, my friends and I would toy with applying to audition. Not in earnest, but with the sole intention of trolling the producers or maybe becoming the next Same Difference. Even then, we knew the format was a cynical operation, with as much interest in tearing down people for laughs as it had in building lasting careers. We have finally realised it is wrong to treat reality stars with as little dignity as the prime minister affords to democracy. And realised that these are real people, even if their goals seem unrealistic. They have never been quite in on the act.
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It began in August of and is currently on indefinite hiatus as of February On 27 August , it was suggested by ITV bosses that the show's hiatus may be indefinite; pending Cowell's decision on when to recommence the competition. Main article: Series 1. This season was eventually won by year-old Steve Brookstein who was mentored by Simon Cowell in the Over 25s category. Main article: Series 2.