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The Xtra Factor
The Xtra Factor
Series 13
Broadcast from 4 September 2004 – 11 December 2016
Presenters Ben Shephard (Series 1-3)
Fearne Cotton (Series 4)
Holly Willoughby (Series 5 and 6)
Konnie Huq (Series 7)
Caroline Flack (Series 8-10)
Olly Murs (Series 8 and 9)
Matt Richardson (Series 10)
Sarah-Jane Crawford (Series 11)
Rochelle Humes (Series 12)
Melvin Odoom (Series 12)
Matt Edmondson (Series 13)
Rylan Clark-Neal (Series 13)
Network ITV2
Chronology

The Xtra Factor was a companion show that was broadcast on digital channel ITV2 and on TV3 Ireland, usually on Saturday and Sunday nights after the main ITV show. The commissioning of the show was prompted by the success of Big Brother's Little Brother, a former Big Brother companion show screened on E4.

The show featured extra auditions, bootcamp performances and judges' houses performances and behind-the-scenes footage. There are sometimes competitions and games featuring the judges and presenters. During the live shows the programme featured behind-the-scenes footage and answered live video and phone calls for the judges and contestants. Facebook statuses and Tweets were read out as well. It also shows the emotional responses of the contestants after the judges comment on their performances. A celebrity panel was usually featured, who gave their opinions on the contestants.

Voiceovers from Series 1–6 were done by Peter Dickson, and by Brian Blessed in series 7. Dickson returned in 2011 to continue his role. Redd Pepper also provided voiceovers in Series 12.

As from 27th August 2016, the show was changed to a different format as it was decided that the episodes would be broadcast live. It presented by Matt Edmondson and Rylan Clark-Neal on ITV2 for the show's 13th series but on January 19, 2017 it was announced by ITV that they had decided to scrap the aftershow.

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