Latest on possible The X Factor return 2023

The X Factor is reportedly being lined up for a return to TV in 2023.

The X Factor last aired its usual series back in 2018 while a pair of special series – a Celebrity version and ‘battle of the bands’ spin-off – broadcast a year later.

The tv show was taken off-air after 15 years when Simon Cowell decided to rest the format completely in 2020.

At its peak, the programme delivered some iconic moments from Beyonce performing with Alexandra Burke, the birth of One Direction, and who can forget about Jedward.

The popular reality series managed to create some amazing names for the music industry. Whether they won the show or not, the series has been the launching pad for some of the biggest names in pop music today, from One Direction to Little Mix, and the show has had a major impact on the music scene.

However it’s now rumoured the singing contest could be set to make a return next year.

New plans are being put in place to bring the series back in 2023.

And it may not air on ITV this time with Simon said to have signed a deal to bring the show to Channel 5.

Sources have claimed the comeback series will see the show head ‘back to basics’.

“This is the start of a new chapter for X Factor. Moving to a new channel gives the creative team a chance to completely revamp the format and do something different,” they explained.

Simon has struck a deal with Channel 5, as a source said: ‘As soon as X-Factor was up for grabs, there was interest from a number of the networks.’

Earlier this year Simon spoke about a potential return for The X Factor.

He told press: “It’s a tricky one but there are hundreds of people who still want to be pop stars. We’d have to go back to basics.

“The other thing we did with the show was to keep tinkering with it, adding new formats.

“When we first started the show it was very simple with unique elements. I’d argue you can’t make a better music show than that.”

X-Factor is one of the most iconic shows in TV history.

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