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The X Factor axed… but NI stars insist show will be back for an encore

As Simon Cowell pulls the plug on his hit show, singers Janet Devlin and Eoghan Quigg recall the glory days and predict we haven’t heard the last of it

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X Factor judges Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and host Dermot O’Leary. Credit: Syco/Thames TV

X Factor judges Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and host Dermot O’Leary. Credit: Syco/Thames TV

X Factor judges Louis Walsh, Simon Cowell, Nicole Scherzinger and host Dermot O’Leary. Credit: Syco/Thames TV

It was the Saturday night talent show that, at its peak, was watched by almost 20 million viewers and launched the careers of One Direction, Little Mix, Olly Murs and Leona Lewis.

But after 17 years, over 40 number one singles and countless awards, The X Factor’s creator Simon Cowell has pulled the plug on the primetime entertainment show.


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