Gulp, the X Factor faces axe in 2017 due to falling ratings

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Bad news for anyone counting down the days to X Factor 2017 (is that you? IS IT?), as it's unclear whether the show will be making a return after this year's competition. AGH.

So y'know how Louisa Johnson AND Reggie N Bollie signed to Syco after last year's competition and everyone thought the new judging panel and presenters etc meant the X Factor was here to stay? Well the latest speculation suggests otherwise, as instead ITV focus on other ventures.

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Yup, what with the channel poaching the production company that make The Voice (more about that here), television insiders reckon X Factor will be 'rested' in 2017 to make way for the other singing competition - and might not return if The Voice proves a hit.

According to a source at The Daily Mail: "[ITV] will rest X Factor for 2017 because there is no way they can run two singing contests and Britain's Got Talent in the same year,they cannot do it.

"Particularly because the X Factor contract is coming to an end and it has been a disaster. If The Voice is a success it's unlikely they will bring back the X Factor but if The Voice is a disaster they have the X Factor." 

Oh gahd, it all sounds well confusing, doesn't it?

What this means for Caroline Flack/Olly Murs/Nick Grimshaw 'n' all we're not entirely sure, but would you be on board with The Voice being a thing over the X Factor? What would you prefer? Let's discuss over @Sugarscape, y'all.

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