UK ITV says there are “no current plans” for another “X Factor” series


Television mogul Simon Cowell poses for the photographer when he arrives at the movie “One Direction: This Is As” in London, England, on August 20, 2013. (Neil Hall / Reuters)

London — British broadcaster ITV said it had “no current plans” for another series of music talent shows, The X Factor.

The song competition, created by British music mogul and television personality Simon Cowell, debuted on the British screen in 2004 and featured chart toppers such as Leona Lewis, One Direction and Little Mix. I started my career.

Its final series aired in 2018 before it paused.

“At this stage, we have no current plans for the next series of The X Factor,” an ITV spokeswoman said in an email Thursday.

The once very popular British show has been declining over the years.

The newspaper The Sun reported late Wednesday that Cowell had rejected the “at least five years” series.

Under the guidance of a celebrity judge, an aspiring singer seeks to win a recording contract, the show has been exported worldwide and has had various spin-offs, including the 2019 celebrity version.

Marie Louise Gumtian

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