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People Are Reminiscing About 'Legends' Of X Factor After Show Gets Cancelled

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People Are Reminiscing About 'Legends' Of X Factor After Show Gets Cancelled

After being on air for 17 years The X Factor's run has come to an end. ITV said it had 'no plans' to extend the series.

The show has brought many moments to our TV screens, from Alexandra Burke singing with Beyoncé in 2008, which was epic to be fair, to more comedic moments like Wagner making it all the way to the quarter finals under Louis Walsh.

Alexandra Burke. Credit: PA
Alexandra Burke. Credit: PA

Many took to social media to reminisce about former 'legends' of the show.

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One user tweeted: "Rest in peace x factor. thanks for the legends x #XFactor."

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While a second user referenced Cher Lloyd and wrote: "The biggest cultural reset of my entire life was when Cher Lloyd sung Stay on X Factor. The world was at a standstill."

Others highlighted car crash auditions such as Rachel Lester from series four, Ant and Seb singing 'Mysterious Girl' in 2008, and Ablisa's shot at fame ending in a punch-up in 2010.

As you'd imagine, One Direction fans weren't going to keep quiet, with a final user paying tribute to show.

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They wrote: "It has been 11 years since One Direction was formed during the X Factor Season 7 bootcamp. They sung 'Torn' by Natalie Imbruglia for Judges House round and made it to the live show."

One Direction were runners up on the X Factor in 2010. Credit: PA
One Direction were runners up on the X Factor in 2010. Credit: PA

First launched in 2004, the talent show has launched the careers of many global stars - One Direction, JLS, Little Mix and Olly Murs, to name a few.

An ITV spokesperson said in a statement: "There are no current plans for the next series of The X Factor at this stage."

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The show's final airing was in 2018 with Dalton Harris being crowned winner.

Some X Factor contestants went on to have great careers, while many seemed to find it difficult to maintain their positions in the music industry.

Olly Murs came second in the 2009 series of The X Factor. Credit: PA
Olly Murs came second in the 2009 series of The X Factor. Credit: PA

A source told the Sun that there could be yet be hope of a return one day.

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They said: "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.

"Clearly the last thing he wants is for The 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."

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Topics: TV and Film, ITV, The X Factor, Simon Cowell

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