Who was the original host of The X Factor?
All episodes were presented by Dermot O’Leary, with some exceptions: the first three series were originally hosted by Kate Thornton; while Caroline Flack and Olly Murs hosted the show for the twelfth series.
How many episodes are there in The X Factor?
The X Factor is a British reality television music competition to find new singing talent. Created by Simon Cowell, the show began broadcasting on 4 September 2004 with 445 episodes broadcast over fifteen series as of 2 December 2018. The show is produced by Fremantle’s Thames and Cowell’s production company Syco Entertainment.
What happened to The X Factor on ITV2?
At the same time of its premiere, The X Factor was accompanied by spin-off behind-the-scenes show called The Xtra Factor on ITV2, which focused on the recent episode’s performances; this was later replaced in 2016 with an online spin-off show, Xtra Bites, on ITV Hub.
What is the age limit for The X Factor 2019?
The first two category consists of men and women solo acts aged under 24 – both categories were conjoined in early series until separated in the fourth series – with the minimum age allowed being 16 (except for the fourth to sixth series where it was lowered to 14).
How does The X Factor work in the UK?
The first series of The X Factor began in the UK September 2004 and has been a smash hit ever since. A panel of expert judges from the music industry preside over initial auditions, with audience votes coming into play during later live shows featuring the selected contestants in four distinct categories, one assigned to each of the four judges.
When did Dermot O’Leary present The Xtra Factor 2013?
The tenth series began airing on ITV on 31 August, and finished on 15 December 2013. Dermot O’Leary returned to present the main show on ITV and Caroline Flack was back to present spin-off show The Xtra Factor on ITV2, along with comedian Matt Richardson, who replaced Olly Murs.