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The X Factor UK (Series 15)
Series 15
Broadcast from August 2018
Judges Simon Cowell
Sharon Osbourne
Robbie Williams
Ayda Field
Louis Tomlinson
Presenters Dermot O'Leary
Network ITV
Chronology
Previous Series 14
Next Series 16

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

Production

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. However, in June 2018 Walsh released a statement confirming his departure. It was also revealed that Osbourne would only be present for the live shows.

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. In April 2018, it was revealed by the Sun, that Nicole had been axed from the show and even though their contracts had been renewed, it was also revealed that the producers were also thinking of getting rid of Sharon and Louis too. Possible replacements that have been touted, would include; Cheryl, Alesha Dixon, Mariah Carey and Kylie Minogue for Nicole and Sharon and Louis Tomlinson or Craig David for Louis' replacement.[1]

On 1st April 2018, it was confirmed that Nicole Scherzinger would not return for this series.

On June 2018, Louis Walsh will not return for this series.

On July 17, 2018, it was confirmed that Louis Tomlinson, Robbie Williams, Ayda Williams, and Simon Cowell were to be the judges for this season. [2]

Finalists

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