Simon Cowell just axed all the auditions
What has become a staple event for households amongst the years, it looks like X Factor has finished for good. The talent show has been running for fifteen years but reports have just come to light that last year's X Factor will be it's last.
Speculation of the X Factor being cancelled arose when a spokesperson for Garden Den, who was due to hold auditions later this month revealed that producers scrapped the plans at the last minute:
"We heard a couple of weeks ago that ITV were umming and ahhing about the new series but we had no official confirmation from the production team at all. We had a whole event planned around it, with about 60 acts lined up to audition. We spent a lot of money putting things together but the thing is, they don't pay to use your venue - they just expect it and in return, you get the publicity."
But just one week before the auditions were supposed to take place, Garden Den received official cancellation from ITV:
"We finally got confirmation a couple of days ago. But it wasn't a statement or anything, literally just a phone call and that was it."
"They said the X Factor is 'not being aired, there won't be any auditions', nothing ay all. It's been pulled."
But before you go panicking about how on earth you will spend your Saturday nights now, the same spokesperson did go on to say that they've heard Simon has other plans:
"They said Simon Cowell has other ideas, like a winner of winners competition, or a celebrity version of the show. But all auditions across the country have been cancelled at the last minute while they decide what they are doing with it. Sad thing is, everyone who agreed to do this will have lost out in some way, shape or form."
The news isn't all that shocking given the show has seen a significant drop in viewers over the past view years. Speaking to The Sun, Simon revealed how he plans to win the viewers back:
"I've had a meeting with ITV, I've told them what I think we'd like to do with X Factor because we've been waiting to have this opportunity. The time feels right, and it will be a huge change. We haven't exactly confirmed the dates or the order of the shows, but essentially there are going to be two versions of X Factor running this year."
We guess we'll just have to get our talent show fix elsewhere till the new X Factor comes around.