The X Factor

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Little Mix: Confetti review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
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Liberated from Simon Cowell, Britain’s biggest girl band are free to make the music they want. But it sounds strangely familiar…

Alexis Petridis

05, Nov, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Alexandra Burke says music industry told her to bleach her skin
X Factor star also says she was told not to wear braids in order to appeal to a white audience

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

20, Jun, 2020 @3:22 PM

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From Big Brother to Strictly and The X Factor, reality TV has a black women problem
Misrepresentation of black women is all over television, but talent shows create the perfect storm of anxiety viewing – and don’t look set to change any time soon

Yomi Adegoke

17, Jun, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Tulisa denies accusations of racism from X Factor contestant Misha B
TV presenter says she regrets publicly accusing talent show singer of bullying but says ‘it’s not to do with skin colour’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

16, Jun, 2020 @11:43 AM

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Rylan Clark-Neal: 'I regret pretty much everything I wore on The X Factor'
The TV presenter on finally being able to dress the way he wants to, and the importance of talking about cosmetic work

As told to Leah Harper

26, May, 2020 @1:40 PM

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X Factor star Danny Tetley jailed for sexual exploitation of boys
Singer imprisoned for nine years for getting teenagers to send him explicit pictures

Jessica Murray

24, Jan, 2020 @4:51 PM

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Cher Lloyd: ‘After The X Factor, I had to do damage control. I still have to’
In a decade, the singer has gone from ‘the most hated teen in Britain’ to top 10 success in the US. So why is she still having to defend her past?

Elle Hunt

14, Jan, 2020 @12:00 PM

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The X Factor: The Band review – Cowell's tragic bid to revive a dying show
With this twist, Simon Cowell clearly thought he could breathe new life into a cursed franchise on its last legs. Well ... it’s a big no from me!

Rebecca Nicholson

11, Dec, 2019 @10:00 PM

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Nicole Scherzinger: ‘I was living in a very dark world – either working or tormenting myself’
The Pussycat Dolls are back, and their main singer is determined to enjoy it. She discusses body image, online abuse, success and Simon Cowell

Elle Hunt

28, Nov, 2019 @6:00 AM

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Thank you, next! Have we fallen out of love with the TV talent show?
Reality series such as The X Factor are lagging in the ratings and unable to mint new stars. Is the public losing interest in their rags-to-riches fairytales?

Sam Wolfson

02, Nov, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Wildly entertaining! The X Factor is actually worth watching again
With its new celebrity lineup and Simon Cowell’s new look, The X Factor has accepted it is past its best – and become more fun than it has been for years

Stuart Heritage

14, Oct, 2019 @11:03 AM

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TV tonight: The X Factor returns with singing celebs in tow
Journalist Martin Bashir and talk show host Ricki Lake come under Simon Cowell’s pitch-perfect scrutiny. Plus: Danny Dyer’s wall quiz. Here’s what to watch this evening

Ammar Kalia, Jack Seale, Hannah Verdier, Phil Harrison and Paul Howlett

12, Oct, 2019 @5:00 AM

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