Fox cancels 'X Factor'

By Chelsea Lewis ,

Fox has decided to axe singing competition The X Factor.

The X Factor has been on the air for three seasons, but is being cancelled because of low ratings, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Simon Cowell, a judge on the show, Fox entertainment chairman Kevin Reilly and FremantleMedia North America president of entertainment Trish Kinane all issued statements regarding the cancellation of the show.

The Guardian reported that Cowell would be returning to the U.K. version of the X Factor, which has consistently had large ratings and has produced major musical talent across the world.

Cowell's return to the U.K. is the main reason for cancellation that has been cited in the statements from Fox and FremantleMedia North America.

Fox did have the option to renew X Factor in America but with low ratings and lower playback numbers on viewers' DVRs, the show was cancelled.

Cowell reflected on his time here in the United States working on his show and said that he enjoyed his time working on both X Factor and American Idol. "I’ve had a fantastic time over the last 12 years, both on The X Factor and American Idol. And apart from being lucky enough to find some amazing talent on the shows, I have always had an incredible welcome from the American public (most of the time!). Last year, for a number of reasons, I had to make a decision to return to the U.K. version of The X Factor in 2014."

He went on to thank Fox and warned American audiences that he would be back soon, bringing his iconic fashion choices and mean comments along with him.

image: Fox



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