“The X Factor” Will Not Return Until 2021 In The UK

Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger at the "The X Factor" judges panel. Photo by Dymond/Thames/Syco/REX/Shutterstock (9239211bs)

The X Factor creator Simon Cowell has decided to rest the popular television competition show after a sixteen-year run. 

Despite being contracted for additional seasons, The X Factor will not return this year in the UK in order to reinvigorate to format. 

“Simon is planning to rest The X Factor this year. He and the producers want to take a breath to really think through the show and how to reinvigorate it for the future. And they don’t believe they can do that if they go straight into another cycle of the show this year.”

Another insider added: “Although The X Factor is contracted for one more series, ITV totally understand the rationale behind the idea of resting it this year and want to give Simon and the team the time to do what they feel is right,” another insider said. 

“Plans for this autumn are still being finalized and will be announced in due course. We are currently filming Britain’s Got Talent 2020,” a spokesman for the show added.

The decision to rest The X Factor was first reported by The Sun.