What! ‘X Factor’ Is Replaced By Which Show?

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After resting the show for a year, Simon Cowell will take a break from his usual judging duties on The X Factor. Replacing the singing show, however, is a brand new cooking show, set to compete with Masterchef and The Great British Bakeoff.

The X Factor Replaced With New ITV Cooking Show

A brand new cooking show on ITV will replace the primetime slot on ITV this year that usually airs The X Factor. The programme, called ‘Cooking With The Stars’ will see celebrities face each other in cooking challenges, taught by industry professionals.

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With both Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor set to take the year off, ITV is already planning new shows to excite viewers for the summer.

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Cooking With The Stars will compete with shows such as Masterchef (Picture: BBC / Masterchef)

A source, speaking to the Sun, said: “[ITV has] seen the success Bake Off has had on Channel 4 and the BBC before that, and also of Mary Berry’s Best Home Cook on the Beeb and think there’s something they can put together.”

“Cookery programmes are a staple of television planning but ITV want to give it a glitzy, shiny floor twist,” they continued. “Celebrity participants will be paired up with the best of the culinary world in pairs, like Strictly, and they will fight it out for the crown.”

When airing, the show will have to compete with the likes of Masterchef and The Great British Bake Off, two cooking shows that lead TV ratings throughout the year. The upcoming programme is set to air in early autumn or summer of this year.

Dermot O’Leary: X Factor Return WON’T Be 2021

It seems all is in the air as to when we can expect The X Factor to return in it’s usual format after two years.

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Dermot O’Leary says X Factor return ‘won’t be next year’ (Picture: ITV / The X Factor)

After speculation that it could return in 2021 as expected with an all-new judge lineup, host, Dermot O’Leary has addressed the rumors, saying the show ‘won’t be next year’.

Speaking on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch the X Factor host said he’s ‘been in touch’ with Simon Cowell.

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Two judges that have been tipped to join the judging lineup when the show airs are Cheryl and Jesy Nelson.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Pablo Urdiales Antelo
Pablo Urdiales Antelo

Pablo Urdiales Antelo is a writer at Talent Recap, covering 'Got Talent', 'The X Factor', and other worldwide talent shows. Occasionally writing pop culture content, he's quick to form opinions on celebrity controversies and political revelations. He lives in London, United Kingdom.

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