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No UK X factor next year?
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Simon Cowell, Cheryl Tweedy Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh

According to reports there will be no series of The X Factor in 2011 so Simon Cowell and production company Syco can focus on the launch of The X Factor in the USA. The Daily Star claims that no auditions will be held in the spring and the show will not start in the summer, instead a new series won’t air until 2012.

An ‘insider’ told the paper: “The plan is for Simon to oversee the US version of X Factor first and foremost.

“He will be based in the States for the auditions in the late spring, which will be broadcast in America in September.

“Simon will fly back to the UK and he will preside over the auditions here next autumn, but they probably won’t be screened for a while.

“The plan is to hold off and launch the British X Factor in 2012. If they do run any episodes in 2011 it will be to trail some auditions before Christmas as a teaser. It’s going to pose a major headache for ITV.”

The show launches in the US on the FOX network in the autumn next year, with Simon Cowell at the helm. A spokesperson commented: “We are currently focusing on this year’s series. Plans for next year are still being discussed.”

This BETTER not be true.


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