Monday, 30 January 2017

It's Official - 'The X Factor' Australia Has Been Given The Boot

It's been speculated for months and even judge Guy Sebastian couldn't defend the rumours, but it's now official — The X Factor Australia has been axed.

The Seven network confirmed the news today to TV Tonight.

"X Factor is not coming back," Head of Programming, Angus Ross, said.

"Obviously the back half of the year wasn’t as successful as the front half of the year for us.

"We walk away with Secret Daughter as a win from the back half, but there was a bit of disappointment with some of the other shows.

"But we are very hard markers on ourselves, versus others. Some numbers that may get a pass mark on other networks don't get a pass mark with us. So we have a number of slots to fill and over the next couple of months we'll be announcing a lot more."

The X Factor suffered a hugely disappointing season in 2016 despite the appointments of big names, Adam Lambert and Iggy Azalea, as it posted its lowest ever ratings for a finale.

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