Simon Cowell’s most renowned show X factor is finally coming to an end after 17 years of its premiering. The show was last aired in 2018 with Robbie Williams, Ayda Field, Simon Cowell, and Louis Tomlinson on the judging panel.
The British reality television music competition X factor, produced by Freemantle’s Thames and Cowell’s production company Syco Entertainment, began broadcasting on 4 September 2004 with 445 episodes broadcast over fifteen series as of December 2, 2018. The show averaged more than 14 million viewers.
The X Factor by Simon Cowell is coming to an end after 17 years
The famous show X factor by Simon Cowell, who has launched the careers of bands like One Direction, JLS – and Little Mix, and Raku-Su, will be ‘AXED’ after 17 years of its premiering. The show began broadcasting on September 4, 2004, and last aired on December 2, 2018, with 445 episodes.
“Globally, it is still a phenomenon and rakes in millions every year. But in the UK, there is no question it has become slightly stale. Simon remains at the top of his game and knows how to make a hit. He owns the rights to the show, and it’s his call — not ITV’s — whether or not he drops it.”, a show insider spoke about The X Factor.
Further, it said, “Clearly the last thing he wants is for X-Factor to fizzle out with a whimper and become a bit of a joke. It is still on the back-burner and there’s the option to return it in 2023”.
Simon replacing X-Factor with ‘Walk The Line’ for Big money?
According to reports, Simon Cowell will now focus on a new big-money game show called Walk The Line, which will be six-part series expected to fill a prime-time Saturday night slot. The game show will see contestants perform in front of Cowell and a celebrity judging panel.
“There is a lot of money at stake and the concept is fantastic — it’s a bit like a musical version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”, according to an ITC source. it further added, “But it’s a gameshow not a talent show, and it’s important to stress it’s not being eyed as a direct replacement for The X Factor.”