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The X Factor (British series 11)

Finals venueThe SSE Arena, Wembley
Hosted byDermot O'Leary (ITV)
JudgesSimon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Mel B, Louis Walsh, Tulisa (guest)
Release
Original networkITV, ITV2 ( The Xtra Factor )
Original release30 August ( 2014-08-30 ) - 14 December 2014 ( 2014-12-14 )
Runner-upFleur East
Series chronology
List of The X Factor episodes
WinnerBen Haenow
Winning mentorSimon Cowell

X Factor is a British television music competition to find new singing talent. The twelfth series begins airing on ITV on 29 August 2015 and ends on 13 December 2015. Judges were Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who return for their respective ninth and fifth series as judges, series 9 guest judge and former Voice UK coach Rita Ora, and BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw, with Grimshaw and Ora replacing Louis Walsh, only judge who had been on show from its inception in 2004, and Mel B. It was presented by the late Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, who had both previously co-present spin-off show Xtra Factor on ITV2 and replaced Dermot o'leary, who leave after eight series. Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom present Xtra Factor, replacing Sarah-Jane Crawford. Louisa Johnson was announced as winner on 13 December 2015, making Ora winning mentor.

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Judges, presenters and other personnel

Summary of judges' houses

JudgeCategoryLocationGuest mentor(s)Contestants eliminatedWildcard
WalshGroupsBermudaTulisaConcept, New Girl Group, The BrooksOverload Generation
Mel BBoysCancunEmma BuntonDanny Dearden, Jordan MorrisJack Walton
CowellOver 25sLos AngelesSinittaHelen Fulthorpe, Lizzy PattinsonStevi Ritchie
Fernandez-VersiniGirlsNiceTinie TempahKerrianne Covell, Emily MiddlemasLola Saunders

Series 11 of X Factor premiered on August 30 2014 and ends on December 14 2014. This series is the first to be broadcast on American television with the first episode being aired on AXS TV the day after the UK premiere. This Series was won by 29-year pop-rock singer Ben Haenow, who was mentor by Simon Cowell in the Over 25s category. This was his first win as mentor since Leona Lewis in Series 3 and his third overall. Fellow finalists Stereo Kicks, Fleur East and Andrea Faustini also secured record deals after the show with minor success. It was watched by an average of 8. 6 million viewers-around 800 000 less than the previous Series.

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The X Factor UK (Series 11)

Series11
Broadcast from30 August 2014 - 14 December 2014
JudgesSimon Cowell Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Mel B Louis Walsh
PresentersDermot O'Leary Sarah-Jane Crawford
NetworkITV ITV2
Number of finalists16
WinnerBen Haenow
Runner-upFleur East
Notable returneesFleur East ( 2 ) Chloe Jasmine ( 3 ) Amy Connelly ( 5 ) Jake Quickenden ( 9 ) Lydia Lucy ( 10 ) Paul Akister ( 10 ) Tom Mann ( 10 ) Barclay Beales ( 10 ) Chloe O'Gorman ( 10 )
Ratings8.61 (millions)
PreviousSeries 10
NextSeries 12
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Promotion

Summary of judges' houses

JudgeCategoryLocationGuest mentor(s)Contestants eliminatedWildcard
WalshGroupsBermudaTulisaConcept, New Girl Group, The BrooksOverload Generation
Mel BBoysCancunEmma BuntonDanny Dearden, Jordan MorrisJack Walton
CowellOver 25sLos AngelesSinittaHelen Fulthorpe, Lizzy PattinsonStevi Ritchie
Fernandez-VersiniGirlsNiceTinie TempahKerrianne Covell, Emily MiddlemasLola Saunders

After three years on the US version, Simon Cowell returned to the judging panel alongside Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who was judging on the show for first time since 2010, and newcomer Mel B. They replace former judges Sharon Osbourne, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger. Louis Walsh remains the only judge to have been in all eleven seasons. Dermot o'leary returns as host for the eighth time. Matt Richardson and Caroline Flack were replaced by DJ Sarah-Jane Crawford as presenters of Xtra Factor. Brian Friedman, who served as creative director from Series 4-7 before returning to work on the first three live shows of Series 9, returns to replace Jerry Reeve and Mark Swany Swanhart.

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The X Factor UK (Series 11)

Series11
Broadcast from30 August 2014 - 14 December 2014
JudgesSimon Cowell Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Mel B Louis Walsh
PresentersDermot O'Leary Sarah-Jane Crawford
NetworkITV ITV2
Number of finalists16
WinnerBen Haenow
Runner-upFleur East
Notable returneesFleur East ( 2 ) Chloe Jasmine ( 3 ) Amy Connelly ( 5 ) Jake Quickenden ( 9 ) Lydia Lucy ( 10 ) Paul Akister ( 10 ) Tom Mann ( 10 ) Barclay Beales ( 10 ) Chloe O'Gorman ( 10 )
Ratings8.61 (millions)
PreviousSeries 10
NextSeries 12
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Selection process

Act in team Dannii Minogue

-Act was in the bottom two and had to sing again in the final showdown
-Act received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no final showdown)
-Act received the most public votes

The first episode, which was broadcast on 22 August and showed the first set of auditions, attracted 9. 9 million viewers; 47. 9 % of viewing audience and largest number of viewers within its timeslot. One week later, 9. 75 million people viewed the second episode; 47. 1 % share of the TV audience. The third episode averaged 11. 76 million viewers and 51. 9 % audience share. Episode four attracted 10. 26 million viewers. The fifth episode, which was scheduled directly against Strictly Come Dancing, drew at about 9. 27 million viewers, compared to 7. 72 for Strictly. X Factor reached record high number of viewers for the second and third results show on 18 and 25 October, scoring 14. 8 million viewers each. This was beat on 8 November when five results showed a peak at 16. 6 million people. The final episode peaks with 19. 7 million viewers when Joe McElderry was announced as winner.


Bootcamp

The Bootcamp took place from 27 to 31 July, and was recorded at Grove Hotel, Watford, having taken place at SSE Arena, Wembley every other series. The first challenge of bootcamp was to perform in groups of five acts, with a mix of at least three categories in each group, and perform songs from the list. Judges would decide immediately after each performance which of 180 acts would pass challenge and which would be eliminate. For the second challenge of bootcamp, 93 successful acts were to perform solo performances for judges, who gave little or no feedback to them. At the end of the challenge, judges decide on who would be successful and who would be eliminate. Grimshaw was absent from the second day of the challenge due to his commitments to BBC Radio 1, although he partially assisted Cowell, Fernandez-Versini and Ora with their decisions via Skype video link. 64 acts that pass through this stage go on to face a six-chair challenge. It was reported that the standard of auditions was so high that acts who got yes from all four judges were not necessarily guaranteed place at bootcamp. For the first time in X Factor history, viewers voted via hashtags on Twitter to determine which of judges was allocated to each of four categories. Judges learnt result during a six-seat challenge. Cowell will mentor over 26s, Fernandez-Versini has groups, Grimshaw will look after boys and Ora is in charge of girls. Bootcamp airs over two episodes on 20 and 27 September.


Live Shows

During each results show, either one or two guest artists would perform. Series 5 winners Alexandra Burke and Robbie Williams perform in the first live results show, with Whitney Houston and judge Cole on second. Michael Buble and Westlife appear in the third week, and Bon Jovi and JLS perform in Week 4. Leona Lewis and Black Eyed Peas performed in Week 5, while Week 6 featured a performance from Shakira. Susan Boyle appear on the show for Week 7 along with Mariah Carey. Rihanna and Alicia Keys perform in Week 8 with Janet Jackson and Lady Gaga appearing in Week 9. Guests in the final were Robbie Williams, Michael Buble and George Michael and Burke, JLS, Lewis, George Michael and Paul McCartney. In some weeks, guest performers also mentor acts in the run-up to that week's live show. The choice of musical guests on X Factor live shows had a significant impact on the UK Singles Chart. Of seven singles that make Number One from 18 October to 19 December, six of them had done so after having performed on the X Factor live show the previous weekend. They were, in order: Bad Boys by Alexandra Burke, Fight for this Love by Cole, Everybody in Love by JLS, Meet Me Halfway by Black Eyed Peas, You Are not Alone by the finalists and Bad Romance by Lady Gaga. This impact was noted by several commentators. After Bad Romance became the sixth song to reach Number One off the back of a performance on X Factor, Jam Masterton of Yahoo! Music call show guarantor of Number One hit. Gennaro Castaldo of HMV remark: in an age when there are very few truly mass-audience platforms left, X Factor has become pivotal for those labels and artists seeking to reach family-base audience. Paul Williams, editor of Music Week, explain: impact of the programme's incredible numbers on music sales is all too evident, with the top end of singles and albums charts week after week since the current season began heavily dominated by whoever has been on show.

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Summary of judges' houses

JudgeCategoryLocationGuest mentor(s)Contestants eliminatedWildcard
Fernandez-VersiniGroupsRomeJess GlynneBEKLN Mile, Melody Stone, New Kings OrderN/A
CowellOver 26sLoire Valley, FranceLouis TomlinsonEbru Ellis, Jennifer Phillips, Kerrie-Anne PhillipsN/A
GrimshawBoysThe CotswoldsMark RonsonBen Clark, Josh Daniel, Simon LynchN/A
OraGirlsLos AngelesMeghan TrainorChloe Paige, Havva RebkeMonica Michael

Table

Audition cityOpen audition dateOpen audition venue
Dublin5 April 2014Convention Centre Dublin
Plymouth8 April 2014Holiday Inn Plymouth
Cardiff10 April 2014Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa
London13 April 2014Emirates Stadium
Birmingham23 April 2014St. Andrew's
Edinburgh27 April 2014Murrayfield Stadium
Gateshead30 April 2014Sage Gateshead
Manchester3 May 2014Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Liverpool5 May 2014Liverpool Convention Centre

Table2

Audition cityOpen audition dateOpen audition venue
Dublin8-9 April 2015Croke Park
Newcastle11-12 April 2015St. James' Park
Leeds16-17 April 2015Elland Road
Birmingham18-19 April 2015St Andrew's
Glasgow23-24 April 2015Ibrox Stadium
Liverpool26-27 April 2015ACC Liverpool
Cardiff29-30 April 2015Mercure Holland House
Manchester10 May 2015EventCity
London7 June 2015The SSE Arena, Wembley
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Finalists

Act in team Dannii Minogue

-Act was in the bottom two and had to sing again in the final showdown
-Act received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no final showdown)
-Act received the most public votes

X Factor UK started filming auditions in Manchester today and the Season 11 judges finally took their seats behind the blue desk. Host Dermot OLeary and new Xtra Factor host Sarah-Jane Crawford also appear on the red carpet. Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh are 3 / 4 of X Factor UKs ' best judging panel-Season 5-7 panel. Simon and Cheryl are back after 3 seasons of absence and Louis changed his original plan to retire after 10 full seasons on panel so he could reunite with them. Dannii Minogue was 4 judge back then, but now she is a judge on X Factor Australia, so Scary Spice Mel B took the last chair. X Factor UK Season 11 premieres on ITV in August.

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Summary of judges' houses

JudgeCategoryLocationGuest mentor(s)Contestants eliminatedWildcard
WalshGroupsBermudaTulisaConcept, New Girl Group, The BrooksOverload Generation
Mel BBoysCancunEmma BuntonDanny Dearden, Jordan MorrisJack Walton
CowellOver 25sLos AngelesSinittaHelen Fulthorpe, Lizzy PattinsonStevi Ritchie
Fernandez-VersiniGirlsNiceTinie TempahKerrianne Covell, Emily MiddlemasLola Saunders

Table

ActAge(s)HometownCategory (Mentor)Result
Ben Haenow29CroydonOver 25s (Cowell)Winner
Fleur East27WalthamstowOver 25s (Cowell)Runner-up
Andrea Faustini20Rome, ItalyBoys (Mel B)3rd place
Lauren Platt17BillericayGirls (Fernandez-Versini)4th place
Stereo Kicks15-21VariousGroups (Walsh)5th place
Stevi Ritchie34ColchesterOver 25s (Cowell)6th place
Only The Young17-21VariousGroups (Walsh)7th place
Jay James31SaundersfootOver 25s (Cowell)8th place
Paul Akister25LancasterBoys (Mel B)9th place
Lola Saunders20East BoldonGirls (Fernandez-Versini)10th place
Jack Walton18CastlefordBoys (Mel B)11th place
Jake Quickenden26ScunthorpeBoys (Mel B)12th place
Chloe Jasmine24SurreyGirls (Fernandez-Versini)13th place
Stephanie Nala20CheshuntGirls (Fernandez-Versini)14th place
Overload Generation18-20VariousGroups (Walsh)15th place
Blonde Electra22 24Dusseldorf , (Germany) / LondonGroups (Walsh)16th place

Table2

ActAge(s)HometownCategory (Mentor)Result
Louisa Johnson17Chafford HundredGirls (Ora)Winner
Reggie 'n' Bollie29 31Ghana / UKGroups (Fernandez-Versini)Runner-up
Che Chesterman19BasildonBoys (Grimshaw)3rd place
Lauren Murray25North LondonGirls (Ora)4th place
4th Impact19-28Santiago City , PhilippinesGroups (Fernandez-Versini)5th place
Anton Stephans44SuffolkOvers 26s (Cowell)6th place
Mason Noise22BurminghamBoys (Grimshaw)7th place
Monica Michael26North LondonGirls (Ora)8th place
Max Stone27LondonOvers 26s (Cowell)9th place
Seann Miley Moore25SydneyBoys (Grimshaw)10th place
Kiera Weathers18St. HelensGirls (Ora)11th place
Alien Uncovered17-24VariousGroups (Fernandez-Versini)12th place
Bupsi38LeedsOvers 26s (Cowell)13th place

Table3

Audition cityOpen audition dateOpen audition venue
Dublin5 April 2014Convention Centre Dublin
Plymouth8 April 2014Holiday Inn Plymouth
Cardiff10 April 2014Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa
London13 April 2014Emirates Stadium
Birmingham23 April 2014St. Andrew's
Edinburgh27 April 2014Murrayfield Stadium
Gateshead30 April 2014Sage Gateshead
Manchester3 May 2014Old Trafford Cricket Ground
Liverpool5 May 2014Liverpool Convention Centre
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Live shows

Act in team Mel B

-Act was in the bottom two/three and had to perform again in the sing-off
-Act was in the bottom three but received the fewest votes and was immediately eliminated
-Act received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no sing-off)
-Act received the most public votes

This year, there were seven weeks of live shows instead of the usual ten. ITV were contractually obliged to show all of Home Nation's Rugby World Cup games in October, some of which take place during X Factor's Saturday night slot. One option that was considered was to air bumper shows on Sunday nights on these weekends, while some reports suggest that live shows would run for fewer number of weeks, launching after the World Cup. In fact, bootcamp airs during the Rugby World Cup and live shows begin on 31 October and continue until 13 December, airing every Saturday and Sunday night in regular timeslots. Due to the omission of three live shows and the introduction of the wildcard act, first four live shows were all double eliminations. Xtra Factor move its Saturday episode to Thursdays, being broadcast before live shows, starting on 29 October. With Sunday episode remaining same. The Saturday edition of Xtra Factor was reinstated for the final alongside Thursday and Sunday editions.

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Contestants' performances on the final live show

ActCategory (Mentor)OrderFavourite songOriginally Performed in..OrderWinner's songResult
Ben HaenowOver 25s (Cowell)1" Man in the Mirror "Live Show 53" Something I Need "Winner
Fleur EastOver 25s (Cowell)2" Uptown Funk "Live Show 94"Something I Need"Runner-up

Contestants' performances on the first live show

ActCategory (Mentor)OrderSongResult
Paul AkisterBoys (Mel B)1" Ghost "Safe
Lola Saunders (Wildcard Girls)Girls (Fernandez-Versini)2" Stay with Me "Safe
Overload Generation (Wildcard Groups)Groups (Walsh)3" I Kissed a Girl "Bottom three
Jay JamesOver 25s (Cowell)4" Changing "Safe
Stephanie NalaGirls (Fernandez-Versini)5" Everything I Own "Bottom three
Jack Walton (Wildcard Boys)Boys (Mel B)6" Only Girl (In the World) "Safe
Chloe JasmineGirls (Fernandez-Versini)7" Toxic "Safe
Stereo KicksGroups (Walsh)8" Roar "Safe
Stevi Ritchie (Wildcard Over 25s)Over 25s (Cowell)9" Livin' la Vida Loca "Safe
Lauren PlattGirls (Fernandez-Versini)10" Happy "Safe
Blonde ElectraGroups (Walsh)11" Kids in America "Eliminated
Ben HaenowOvers 25s (Cowell)12" Bridge over Troubled Water "Safe
Jake QuickendenBoys (Mel B)13" She's the One "Safe
Fleur EastOver 25s (Cowell)14" All About That Bass "Safe
Only The YoungGroups (Walsh)15" Jailhouse Rock "/" Twist and Shout "Safe
Andrea FaustiniBoys (Mel B)16" Earth Song "Safe (Highest Votes)
Overload GenerationGroups (Walsh)1" A Thousand Years "Eliminated
Stephanie NalaGirls (Fernandez-Versini)2" Have You Ever? "Safe

Contestants' performances on the fourth live show

ActCategory (Mentor)OrderSongResult
Ben HaenowOver 25s (Cowell)1" Highway to Hell "Safe (Highest Votes)
Lola SaundersGirls (Fernandez-Versini)2" Crazy "Bottom two
Fleur EastOver 25s (Cowell)3" Thriller "Safe
Jack WaltonBoys (Mel B)4" Bleeding Love "Eliminated
Jay JamesOver 25s (Cowell)5" Mad World "Safe
Andrea FaustiniBoys (Mel B)6" Relight My Fire "Safe
Lauren PlattGirls (Fernandez-Versini)7" Dark Horse "Safe
Paul AkisterBoys (Mel B)8" Bat Out of Hell "Safe
Only The YoungGroups (Walsh)9" Monster Mash "Safe
Stereo KicksGroups (Walsh)10" Everybody (Backstreet's Back) "Bottom two
Stevi RitchieOver 25s (Cowell)11" The Music of the Night "Safe
Lola SaundersGirls (Fernandez-Versini)1" (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman "Eliminated
Stereo KicksGroups (Walsh)2" Perfect "Safe

Contestants' performances on the second live show

ActOrderYearSongResult
Jack Walton11988" Straight Up "Safe
Stephanie Nala21980" Call Me "Eliminated
Andrea Faustini31988" One Moment in Time "Safe (Highest Votes)
Lauren Platt41983" Flashdance... What a Feeling "Safe
Ben Haenow51985" Jealous Guy "Safe
Fleur East61990" It's a Shame (My Sister) "Safe
Stereo Kicks71984" The Boys of Summer "Bottom three
Lola Saunders81980" Imagine "Safe
Jake Quickenden91983" Total Eclipse of the Heart "Safe
Chloe Jasmine101980" Fame "Bottom three
Paul Akister111980" If You Don't Know Me by Now "Safe
Stevi Ritchie121987" Never Gonna Give You Up "Safe
Only The Young131982" Come On Eileen "Safe
Jay James141988" I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) "Safe
Chloe JasmineGirls (Fernandez-Versini)1" Will You Love Me Tomorrow "Eliminated
Stereo KicksGroups (Walsh)2" I'll Stand by You "Safe

Contestants' performances on the seventh live show

ActCategory (Mentor)OrderFirst song 1OrderSecond song (duet)Result
Che ChestermanBoys (Grimshaw)1" Valerie "4" The First Cut Is the Deepest " (with Rod Stewart )Eliminated
Reggie 'n' BollieGroups (Fernandez-Versini)2" Spice Up Your Life "/" Boom Boom Boom "5" Dangerous Love "/" Re-Rewind (The Crowd Say Bo Selecta) " (with Fuse ODG and Craig David )Safe
Louisa JohnsonGirls (Ora)3" I Believe I Can Fly "6" And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going " (with Rita Ora )Safe

Contestants' performances on the tenth live show

ActCategory (Mentor)OrderNew songOrderDuetResult
Ben HaenowOver 25s (Cowell)1" Demons "4" Thinking Out Loud " (with Ed Sheeran )Safe
Andrea FaustiniBoys (Mel B)2" Feeling Good "5" Ghost " (with Ella Henderson )Eliminated
Fleur EastOver 25s (Cowell)3" Can't Hold Us "6" Beneath Your Beautiful " (with Labrinth )Safe

Summary of judges' houses

JudgeCategoryLocationGuest mentor(s)Contestants eliminatedWildcard
WalshGroupsBermudaTulisaConcept, New Girl Group, The BrooksOverload Generation
Mel BBoysCancunEmma BuntonDanny Dearden, Jordan MorrisJack Walton
CowellOver 25sLos AngelesSinittaHelen Fulthorpe, Lizzy PattinsonStevi Ritchie
Fernandez-VersiniGirlsNiceTinie TempahKerrianne Covell, Emily MiddlemasLola Saunders

Table

-Act was in the bottom two/three and had to perform again in the sing-off
-Act received the fewest public votes and was immediately eliminated (no sing-off)
-Act received the fewest public votes on Saturday night and was immediately eliminated
-Act received the most public votes

The X Factor UK (Series 11)

Series11
Broadcast from30 August 2014 - 14 December 2014
JudgesSimon Cowell Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Mel B Louis Walsh
PresentersDermot O'Leary Sarah-Jane Crawford
NetworkITV ITV2
Number of finalists16
WinnerBen Haenow
Runner-upFleur East
Notable returneesFleur East ( 2 ) Chloe Jasmine ( 3 ) Amy Connelly ( 5 ) Jake Quickenden ( 9 ) Lydia Lucy ( 10 ) Paul Akister ( 10 ) Tom Mann ( 10 ) Barclay Beales ( 10 ) Chloe O'Gorman ( 10 )
Ratings8.61 (millions)
PreviousSeries 10
NextSeries 12
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Controversies

Summary of judges' houses

JudgeCategoryLocationGuest mentor(s)Contestants eliminatedWildcard
WalshGroupsBermudaTulisaConcept, New Girl Group, The BrooksOverload Generation
Mel BBoysCancunEmma BuntonDanny Dearden, Jordan MorrisJack Walton
CowellOver 25sLos AngelesSinittaHelen Fulthorpe, Lizzy PattinsonStevi Ritchie
Fernandez-VersiniGirlsNiceTinie TempahKerrianne Covell, Emily MiddlemasLola Saunders

During Xtra Factor, after the semi-final results show, Mel B scolded Walsh for grabbing her bottom during an interview. Visibly irritated, she moved away from Walsh, who said he was only looking after her. Crawford and other judges, Cowell and Fernandez-Versini, tried to reassure her that she was safe while laughing off the gesture. After resurfacing on social media in July 2018, clip sparked outrage around normalcy of sexual harassment. The video caused debate among users, with some defending Walsh based on his alleged homosexuality and justification that he was unaware of what he was doing. Others point out if it can happen so openly in a public setting, there is correlation to how frequently it may happen behind closed doors. Walsh stated on 21 July that he grabbed Mel B's bottom as a joke, but conceded that the gesture was no longer politically correct due to social media reaction.

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Production

Summary of judges' houses

JudgeCategoryLocationGuest mentor(s)Contestants eliminatedWildcard
WalshGroupsBermudaTulisaConcept, New Girl Group, The BrooksOverload Generation
Mel BBoysCancunEmma BuntonDanny Dearden, Jordan MorrisJack Walton
CowellOver 25sLos AngelesSinittaHelen Fulthorpe, Lizzy PattinsonStevi Ritchie
Fernandez-VersiniGirlsNiceTinie TempahKerrianne Covell, Emily MiddlemasLola Saunders

Dermot o'leary, who had presented the main show on ITV for eight Series, announced his departure in March 2015 and was replaced by Caroline Flack and Olly Murs, who had both previously co-present spin-off show Xtra Factor on ITV2. Sarah-Jane Crawford, who was presenter of say spin-off in Series 11, also leave and was replaced by Rochelle Humes and Melvin Odoom. Louis Walsh, only judge who had been on the show from its inception in 2004, quit and was replaced by BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw. Mel B was also replaced by Series 9 guest judge and former Voice UK coach, Rita Ora. Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini both return for their ninth and fifth Series as judges, respectively. The show's announcer, Peter Dickson, left the show during the pre-live stage of the competition, but later returned in change to previous Series, judges' auditions were only held in Manchester and London.

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Twists/Changes

Summary of judges' houses

JudgeCategoryLocationGuest mentor(s)Contestants eliminatedWildcard
WalshGroupsBermudaTulisaConcept, New Girl Group, The BrooksOverload Generation
Mel BBoysCancunEmma BuntonDanny Dearden, Jordan MorrisJack Walton
CowellOver 25sLos AngelesSinittaHelen Fulthorpe, Lizzy PattinsonStevi Ritchie
Fernandez-VersiniGirlsNiceTinie TempahKerrianne Covell, Emily MiddlemasLola Saunders

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Reception

Ratings

EpisodeAir dateDuration (minutes) 1Share (%)Official ITV rating (millions) ,2 ,3Official ITV HD rating (millions) ,3Total viewers (millions) 2 ,3Weekly rank ,4
Auditions 129 August9035.97.331.648.972
Auditions 230 August6027.76.141.357.4911
Auditions 35 September7532.86.881.648.524
Auditions 46 September7529.66.431.347.7710
Auditions 512 September7536.57.221.588.804
Auditions 613 September6030.96.761.388.148
Auditions 719 September9032.26.911.628.536
Bootcamp 120 September12031.36.511.708.219
Bootcamp 227 September12031.36.331.637.9614
Six-chair challenge 14 October12030.86.671.668.338
Six-chair challenge 211 October12029.76.871.668.539
Six-chair challenge 318 October12031.16.791.828.6111
Judges' houses 124 October14529.66.081.677.7516
Judges' houses 225 October9025.55.571.577.1425
Live show 131 October14527.45.321.636.9525
Live results 11 November6027.35.651.527.1721
Live show 27 November13030.26.031.577.6014
Live results 28 November6028.75.921.587.5017
Live show 314 November10528.65.641.637.2720
Live results 315 November6029.26.101.587.6816
Live show 421 November10029.06.111.547.6519
Live results 422 November6033.05.64Unknown 5Unknown 526
Live show 528 November10528.95.771.667.4324
Live results 529 November6026.75.65Unknown 6Unknown 628
Live show 65 December9029.35.931.477.4022
Live results 66 December6027.15.521.597.1126
Live final12 December12526.55.211.556.7627
Live final results13 December12033.86.841.988.826

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Summary of judges' houses

JudgeCategoryLocationGuest mentor(s)Contestants eliminatedWildcard
WalshGroupsBermudaTulisaConcept, New Girl Group, The BrooksOverload Generation
Mel BBoysCancunEmma BuntonDanny Dearden, Jordan MorrisJack Walton
CowellOver 25sLos AngelesSinittaHelen Fulthorpe, Lizzy PattinsonStevi Ritchie
Fernandez-VersiniGirlsNiceTinie TempahKerrianne Covell, Emily MiddlemasLola Saunders

The X Factor UK (Series 11)

Series11
Broadcast from30 August 2014 - 14 December 2014
JudgesSimon Cowell Cheryl Fernandez-Versini Mel B Louis Walsh
PresentersDermot O'Leary Sarah-Jane Crawford
NetworkITV ITV2
Number of finalists16
WinnerBen Haenow
Runner-upFleur East
Notable returneesFleur East ( 2 ) Chloe Jasmine ( 3 ) Amy Connelly ( 5 ) Jake Quickenden ( 9 ) Lydia Lucy ( 10 ) Paul Akister ( 10 ) Tom Mann ( 10 ) Barclay Beales ( 10 ) Chloe O'Gorman ( 10 )
Ratings8.61 (millions)
PreviousSeries 10
NextSeries 12
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