Updated: July 31, 2021 11:56:04 am
After a long run of 17 years, X Factor UK has been cancelled by broadcaster ITV and the news has left social media in a frenzy. However, instead of being upset, people were overjoyed by the news and said it was long-overdue.
Known for giving the world bands like ‘One Direction’ and ‘Little Mix’ at its peak in the late noughties, the X Factor was one of the most popular TV shows in the UK. However, ratings have fallen in recent years. An ITV spokesman told BBC News: “There are no current plans for the next series of The X Factor at this stage.”
Even though The X Factor has not aired since 2018, when Dalton Harris was crowned the winner, people were surprised to know it had not ended already. Alongside Simon Cowell, judges on the show have included Sharon Osbourne, Louis Walsh, Cheryl, and Nicole Scherzinger, among others. The talent show, which first aired in 2004, enjoyed a long run for 445 episodes across 15 series, produced by Fremantle’s Thames and Cowell’s production company Syco Entertainment.
Over the years, it fell off from its throne after it was tainted with multiple accusation of a toxic environment, mistreatment and participants complaining that they were taken advantage of. Many of them have now celebrated the news of show going off air. “YESSS X FACTOR HAS BEEN AXED. Hopefully no more toxic management,” wrote one user on Twitter. “X Factor has finally been axed. I can sleep well tonight,” shared another.
While some said it was brilliant at first but slowly lost its charm, many took a trip down memory lane sharing iconic moments from the show. Many also remembered the show’s unlikely stars who often stole the show with their hilarious auditions or funny lines.
As #XFactor dominated trends on Twitter, it was an array of reactions of people celebrating the show being cancelled.
And this is when the X Factor ended 💀 thank you gays and whoever else x pic.twitter.com/VtOTIaK1LN
— Dean McCullough (@thedeanlife) July 29, 2021
X Factor ended after Saara Aalto sung her last note in the final, let’s be honest pic.twitter.com/ZPXdm5SRZc
— sᴜᴘᴇʀ ᴛᴠ (@superTV247) July 29, 2021
— felix (@felixrackers) July 28, 2021
the #XFactor is being axed
thanks for making One Direction 11 years ago
pretty sure x factor ended like 6 years ago tho pic.twitter.com/4Tr3JDy3Xi
— Harry’s Canyon Moon (@improudrry) July 29, 2021
THE X FACTOR HAS BEEN CANCELLED SUCCESS pic.twitter.com/rZut1MqDvh
— Neesh ☀️ (@up_on_the_hill) July 29, 2021
Me learning X Factor had been cancelled: pic.twitter.com/EgWQUGOR7R
— Carrie Morrison ✨ (they/them) (@CarrieJoMo) July 29, 2021
The X Factor has been axed. pic.twitter.com/NUZ31rAX18
— Ashley Lazenbury (@lazenburyashley) July 28, 2021
X FACTOR axed after 17 years. Thats a yes from me pic.twitter.com/giXUUTaUzb
— Kwikky’s left foot (@fit_kwik_) July 29, 2021
The X Factor has finally ended.
— #GlazersOut (@glazersout222) July 29, 2021
X Factor has been axed? pic.twitter.com/R2DAQDIsfF
— Ethan Mc (@ethanmc_1) July 29, 2021
Now that The X Factor has finally been axed, hopefully Love Island can go next pic.twitter.com/gVB5ntsywM
— 𝑺 (@xdesperado_) July 29, 2021
— ListerLister (@ListerLister) July 29, 2021
— Muniza Abdullah (@MunizaAbdullah) July 29, 2021
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