The X Factor UK (Series 15)
Series 15
Broadcast from August 2018
Judges Simon Cowell
Sharon Osbourne
Louis Walsh
Alesha Dixon
Network ITV
Previous Series 14
Next Series 16

Series 15 of The X Factor will air on ITV in Summer 2018.


On 1 January 2017, rumors spreaded via Twitter, a fifteenth series of the show would be happening in 2018. On 23 January 2017, Simon Cowell had confirmed Series 15, and stated it would be 'more thrilling than Series 14'.

Judges, presenters and other personnel

In October 2017, during the fourteenth series, Louis Walsh revealed that he and Sharon Osbourne had already signed for another year as judges and they would return for the fifteenth series.

It was also rumoured that Cheryl, after making her comeback at Simon's judges houses, would return to the show as a fulltime judge replacing Nicole Scherzinger. Speaking about the latter possibly not returning, Louis Walsh said in an interview that he would like to see Mel B or Mika, who assisted him at Judges' Houses during the 2017 series, join the panel.  However, in an interview with OK! Magazine Nicole Scherzinger confirmed that producers had asked her to return.

In a December 2017 interview with entertainment website Digital Spy, Alesha Dixon, who filled in for judges Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne in audition stages and Simon Cowell during the live shows during Series 14, stated her uncertainty about being asked to participate in the 2018 series since she is committed to Britain's Got Talent.