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Simon Phillip Cowell (born 7 October 1959) is an English television personality, businessman and record executive. He has judged on the British television talent competition series Pop Idol (2001–2003), The X Factor (2004–2010, 2014–present) and Britain's Got Talent (2007–present), and the American television talent competition series American Idol (2002–2010), The X Factor (2011–2013), and America's Got Talent (2016–present). Cowell is the principal, founder and chief executive of the British entertainment company Syco.
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Explosive X Factor documentary in the works – everything we know so far

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ITV’s hit show The X-Factor are about to be explored in a shocking documentary that is in development, according to the Mail on Sunday.It will reportedly examine claims of exploitation and harassment made by former contestants which took place away from the cameras.Kicking off in 2004, the X-Factor became one of the biggest reality TV competition shows in the world.Creator of the programme Simon Cowell sat as a judge on the show for 14 years, with an evolving roster of other judges joining him.The broadcaster behind the documentary has not been revealed, but it was reported that two well-known production companies are working on it.Here is everything we know about the documentary.No names have been attached to The X Factor documentary, though it has been reported that former contestants will be taking part.One of Simon’s aides from the show will also be featured, though the two have parted ways since.A source told the Mail: “There are currently some former contestants telling their stories for the programme.“There are some out there who believe they were mistreated by the X Factor machine.“They are now going to get their chance to have a say.

But what is more worrying for Cowell and ITV is that there are some of his former lieutenants who are ready to break their silence on what went on.”A release date has similarly not been confirmed, though if production is starting now then a 2023 premiere window is on the cards.In the past, a number of former contestants came forward to voice their opinion on The X Factor, including the Irish duo Jedward.When news broke that the series have been cancelled by ITV, the pair posted on Twitter: “X Factor has been axed Mission Complete.”John Grimes, one of the two singers in the duo told.

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