TV followers couldn’t comprise their glee when it was reported on Wednesday night that Simon Cowell had pulled the plug on The X Issue.
Insiders revealed that it the music mogul, 61, has accepted the UK’s model of the present ‘has develop into barely stale’, so has reportedly determined to ‘shelve’ the programme for 5 years, however sources are claiming it is now ‘unlikely’ to ever return.
Within the wake of the information, Twitter was awash with feedback from these insisting the format was drained and likewise shock that the axing was solely occurring now.
Social media customers penned: ‘Good riddance XFactor. You’ll most actually by no means be missed… Cowell learn the room lastly! #XFactor present was one I liked to hate greater than some other… I’m stunned X Issue has lasted this lengthy’.
Completed: TV followers couldn’t comprise their glee when it was reported on Wednesday night that Simon Cowell had pulled the plug on The X Issue (Pictured in 2005 with judges Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh)
On Wednesday, information of The X Issue axing arose with a present insider telling The Sun: ‘Globally, it’s nonetheless a phenomenon and rakes in hundreds of thousands yearly. However within the UK, there isn’t any query it has develop into barely stale.
‘Simon stays on the prime of his recreation and is aware of make successful. He owns the rights to the present, and it is his name — not ITV’s — whether or not or not he drops it.
‘Clearly the very last thing he needs is for X Issue to fizzle out with a whimper and develop into a little bit of a joke — particularly in distinction to the present in its pomp.’
Social media customers took to the microblogging web site in droves to voice their emotions in direction of the reported axing – with a stunning quantity of glee.
Out! Within the wake of the information, Twitter was awash with feedback from these insisting the format was drained and likewise shock that the axing was solely occurring now
They wrote: ‘Hoooooray no extra X Issue clogging up infinite hours of weekend TV. Now scrap the remainder of the garbage that follows and put respectable stuff instead!…
‘Completely gutted that X Issue has been axed after seventeen years after I have not watched it in sixteen!…
‘Sort of unsurprising re: X Issue actually, it was a drained format and going up in opposition to one thing within the ITV schedule as aggressively modern as like, The Masked Singer/Dancer it did not rly have an opportunity…
‘Ppl wish to be shocked and X Issue misplaced the flexibility to try this ages in the past… It is about time #XFactor was axed. 17 years is a really very long time for a expertise present…
‘Good riddance XFactor. You’ll most actually by no means be missed… Cowell learn the room lastly! #XFactor present was one I liked to hate greater than some other. It was a triggerathon. Hope all who auditioned inform all…
On the rise and fall: The X Issue rankings noticed a dramatic rise and fall, with the present having fun with dizzying success and over 14million viewers on common in 2010
Businessman: Whereas world wide the format remains to be profitable, plainly the music mogul has accepted that within the UK ‘it has develop into barely stale’ (Pictured in 2019)
X Issue 2004-2018: Collection rankings overview
2004: 7.4million viewers
2005: 8.73million viewers
2006: 8.27million viewers
2007: 8.57million viewers
2008: 10.51million viewers
2009: 13million viewers
2010: 14.3million viewers
2011: 12.41million viewers
2012: 10million viewers
2013: 9.45million viewers
2014: 8.65million viewers
2015: 7.85million viewers
2016: 7.71million viewers
2017: 6.52million viewers
2018: 6.19million viewers
‘I noticed the manufacturing workers credit on first collection and knew first hand there’d be cruelty afoot. It’s a TikTok world boo… Effectively I’m stunned X Issue has lasted this lengthy tbh it ought to have completed years in the past!!’
The supply defined there’s the choice for Simon to return the expertise present in 2023, which might see auditions happen subsequent summer season, nevertheless the entrepreneur is regarded as targeted on his new recreation present Stroll The Line.
MailOnline has contacted Fremantle for remark. An ITV spokseperson informed MailOnline: ‘There aren’t any present plans for the subsequent collection of The X Issue at this stage.’
In March, Dermot O’Leary, 47, informed new! journal of the X Issue: ‘I am unable to see it coming again this yr. If it does come again, it’s going to be 2022 – perhaps 2023.’
The presenter admitted he’s lacking filming the present, which launched in 2004, including: ‘You do miss it, undoubtedly. You’re employed with individuals for the most effective a part of 10 years and also you develop into a extremely tight workforce.
‘And also you do miss the thrill of a Saturday evening present. There’s one thing nice about it.’
The daddy-of-one has hosted the present since 2007, taking up from former host Kate Thornton, who was on the helm from 2004–2006.
Dermot has hosted each collection since, other than in 2015 the place he was changed with former contestant Olly Murs and the late Love Island presenter Caroline Flack.
Its final conventional collection of X Issue aired again in 2018, with judges Simon, Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams and his spouse Ayda Subject on the judging panel.
Consultants: The final conventional collection of X Issue aired again in 2018, with judges Simon, Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams and his spouse Ayda Subject on the judging panel (pictured in 2018)