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  • The X Factor UK (2004–2024)
  • TV Series | 60 min | Documentary, Game-Show, Music
The X Factor UK (2004–2024)
TV Series | 60 min | Documentary, Game-Show, Music

British singing competition in which contestants sing cover songs to try and impress judges and voting viewers.
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Sep 5, 2004

Release date (First episode)
Sep 4, 2004 (United Kingdom)

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Cast

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50 cast members
Name Episodes Known for
Louis Walsh
Self - Judge Self - Judge   See fewer
382
Simon Cowell
Self - Judge / Self Self - Judge / Self   See fewer
343
Dermot O'Leary
Self - Presenter Self - Presenter   See fewer
325
Sharon Osbourne
Self - Judge / Self - Guest Mentor / Self - Judges' Expert Self - Judge / Self - Guest Mentor / Self - Judges' Expert   See fewer
205
Peter Dickson
Self - Voice Over / Voice Over / Self Self - Voice Over / Voice Over / Self   See fewer
183
Cheryl
Self - Judge / Self - Guest Mentor / Self / Self - Guest Judge / Special Guest Self - Judge / Self - Guest Mentor / Self / Self - Guest Judge / Special Guest   See fewer
152
Nicole Scherzinger
Self - Judge / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Guest / Self - Special Guest / Self - Judges' Expert / Self Self - Judge / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Guest / Self - Special Guest / Self - Judges' Expert / Self   See fewer
130
Dannii Minogue
Self - Judge Self - Judge   See fewer
111
Gary Barlow
Self - Judge / Self - Special Guest / Self Self - Judge / Self - Special Guest / Self   See fewer
99
Kate Thornton
Self - Presenter Self - Presenter   See fewer
84
Tulisa
Self - Judge / Self / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Guest Mentor Self - Judge / Self / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Guest Mentor   See fewer
65
Olly Murs
Self - Presenter / Self - Contestant / Self - Special Guest / Self / Self - Guest Mentor / … See more Self - Presenter / Self - Contestant / Self - Special Guest / Self / Self - Guest Mentor / Self - Performer / Self - Presentor   See fewer
62
Brian Friedman
Self - Creative Director / Choreographer / Creative Director / Self - Judge Self - Creative Director / Choreographer / Creative Director / Self - Judge   See fewer
61
Mel B
Self - Judge / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Guest Judge (as Mel B) / Self - Guest Mentor Self - Judge / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Guest Judge (as Mel B) / Self - Guest Mentor   See fewer
41
Caroline Flack
Self - Presenter / Self - Backstage Presenter / Self - Presentor Self - Presenter / Self - Backstage Presenter / Self - Presentor   See fewer
41
Alexandra Burke
Self - Contestant / Self - Special Guest / Self / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Audience Member / Self - Auditionee Self - Contestant / Self - Special Guest / Self / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Audience Member / Self - Auditionee   See fewer
38
Leona Lewis
Self - Contestant / Self - Special Guest / Self / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Performer Self - Contestant / Self - Special Guest / Self / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Performer   See fewer
37
One Direction
Themselves - Contestants / Themselves - Special Guest / Themselves - Perforrmers / Themselves - Special Guests / Themselves - Guest Artist / Themselves- Special Guest Themselves - Contestants / Themselves - Special Guest / Themselves - Perforrmers / Themselves - Special Guests / Themselves - Guest Artist / Themselves- Special Guest   See fewer
35
Rita Ora
Self - Judge / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Special Guest / Self - Guest Artist Self - Judge / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Special Guest / Self - Guest Artist   See fewer
34
Robbie Williams
Self - Judge / Self / Self - Special Guest / Self - Judges' Expert / Self - Guest Mentor / Self - Performer Self - Judge / Self / Self - Special Guest / Self - Judges' Expert / Self - Guest Mentor / Self - Performer   See fewer
33
JLS
Themselves - Contestants / Themselves - Special Guest / Themselves - Special Guests / Themselves - Auditionees Themselves - Contestants / Themselves - Special Guest / Themselves - Special Guests / Themselves - Auditionees   See fewer
33
Kelly Rowland
Self - Judge / Self - Audience Member Self - Judge / Self - Audience Member   See fewer
32
James Arthur
Self - Contestant / Self - Performer / Self / Self - Auditionee / Self - Guest Artist / Self - Special Guest Self - Contestant / Self - Performer / Self / Self - Auditionee / Self - Guest Artist / Self - Special Guest   See fewer
31
Little Mix
Themselves - Contestants / Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves - Special Guest / Themselves / Themselves - Audience Members / … See more Themselves - Contestants / Themselves - Musical Guest / Themselves - Special Guest / Themselves / Themselves - Audience Members / Themselves - Contestant / Themselves - Guest Artist / Themselves - Performers / Themselves - Special Guests   See fewer
31
Sinitta
Self - Judges' Expert / Self / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Guest Mentor Self - Judges' Expert / Self / Self - Guest Judge / Self - Guest Mentor   See fewer
31
Rebecca Ferguson
Self - Contestant / Self - Special Guest / Self Self - Contestant / Self - Special Guest / Self   See fewer
30
Desi Valentine
Backing vocalist Backing vocalist   See fewer
30
Nick Grimshaw
Self - Judge Self - Judge   See fewer
28
Louis Tomlinson
Self - Judge / Self / Self - Guest Mentor / Self - Performer / Self - Special Guest Self - Judge / Self / Self - Guest Mentor / Self - Performer / Self - Special Guest   See fewer
28
Fleur East
Self - Contestant / Self - Guest Artist / Self - Guest Mentor Self - Contestant / Self - Guest Artist / Self - Guest Mentor   See fewer
28
Ben Haenow
Self - Contestant / Self - Guest Artist Self - Contestant / Self - Guest Artist   See fewer
28
Sam Bailey
Self - Contestant / Self - Auditionee / Self / Self - Special Guest Self - Contestant / Self - Auditionee / Self / Self - Special Guest   See fewer
28
Shayne Ward
Self - Contestant / Self / Self - Auditionee / Self - Special Guest Self - Contestant / Self / Self - Auditionee / Self - Special Guest   See fewer
27
Rough Copy
Themselves - Contestants / Themselves - Auditionees / Themselves - Contestant / Themselves - Auditionee / Themselves - Performers Themselves - Contestants / Themselves - Auditionees / Themselves - Contestant / Themselves - Auditionee / Themselves - Performers   See fewer
26
Joe McElderry
Self - Contestant / Self / Self - Red Carpet Attendee / Self - Special Guest Self - Contestant / Self / Self - Red Carpet Attendee / Self - Special Guest   See fewer
26
Matt Cardle
Self - Contestant / Self - Special Guest Self - Contestant / Self - Special Guest   See fewer
26
Jahmene Douglas
Self - Contestant / Self - Auditionee Self - Contestant / Self - Auditionee   See fewer
25
Rylan Clark
Self - Contestant / Self - Performer / Self / Self - Auditionee Self - Contestant / Self - Performer / Self / Self - Auditionee   See fewer
25
Marcus Collins
Self - Contestant / Self - Auditionee Self - Contestant / Self - Auditionee   See fewer
25
Stacey Solomon
Self - Contestant / Self - OB Presenter / Self - Guest Singer Self - Contestant / Self - OB Presenter / Self - Guest Singer   See fewer
25
Diana Vickers
Self - Contestant / Self / Self - Guest Singer / Self - Special Guest Self - Contestant / Self / Self - Guest Singer / Self - Special Guest   See fewer
25
Cher Lloyd
Self - Contestant / Self - Special Guest Self - Contestant / Self - Special Guest   See fewer
25
Ray Quinn
Self - Contestant Self - Contestant   See fewer
25
Eoghan Quigg
Self - Contestant Self - Contestant   See fewer
25
Wagner Fiuza-Carrilho
Self - Contestant / Self - Butler / Self - Guest Singer / Self - Performer / Self - Special Guest Self - Contestant / Self - Butler / Self - Guest Singer / Self - Performer / Self - Special Guest   See fewer
25
Luke Friend
Self - Contestant / Self - Auditionee / Self - Performer Self - Contestant / Self - Auditionee / Self - Performer   See fewer
25
Nicholas McDonald
Self - Contestant / Self - Auditionee Self - Contestant / Self - Auditionee   See fewer
25
Andrea Faustini
Self - Contestant / Self - Special Guest Self - Contestant / Self - Special Guest   See fewer
25
Christopher Maloney
Self - Contestant / Self - Auditionee Self - Contestant / Self - Auditionee   See fewer
24
Yvie Burnett
Self - Vocal Coach / Self - Judges' Expert / Self Self - Vocal Coach / Self - Judges' Expert / Self   See fewer
24
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