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The X-Factor Returns


The X-Factor Returns

Love it or loath it the X-Factor returns to our TVs this month. The first trailer for the iconic show was unveiled this week.

The big surprise for this new series is that series creator Simon Cowell has decided to return to the old format of the audition room, rather than the live arena auditions.

Various theories have been put forward as to why Cowell has gone back to the old format. But one that seems to ring true more than most is simply that the financial costs involved when staging the arena auditions is just to much for the music and TV impresario to endure given the drop in ratings over the past three years.

This year sees the return of former judge Sharon Osbourne and this is expected to add a new element to the show and possibly over shadow X-Factor front man Gary Barlow.

Osbourne returns to the show after former judge and singer Tulisa Contostavios introduced a journalist to a drug dealer, with half an ounce of cocaine changing hands.

Louis walsh and Nicole Scherzinger will also be making a return with Dermot O’Leary still hosting the show.

So will this years show be able to pull back its falling ratings or is it the beginning of the end for the ITV prime time show? We will just have to wait and see.

You can watch series 10 of The X-Factor later this month on ITV

Check out the Trailer Below

Check out the new trailer here