“The X Factor” Will Not Return Until 2021 In The UK

Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger at the judges panel of "The X Factor" UK. Photo by Dymond/Thames/Syco/REX/Shutterstock (9239211bs)

Multiple outlets report that The X Factor will not return this year in the UK. 

The popular television competition show has been put aside by its creator Simon Cowell after a sixteen-year run. 

A source told The Sun: “Simon is planning to rest The X Factor this year. He and the producers want to take a breath to really think through the show and how to reinvigorate it for the future. And they don’t believe they can do that if they go straight into another cycle of the show this year.”

Another source added: “Although The X Factor is contracted for one more series, ITV totally understand the rationale behind the idea of resting it this year and want to give Simon and the team the time to do what they feel is right.”

The decision to rest The X Factor was first reported by The Sun.