The X Factor is a British television singing talent show. It has been broadcast annually since The winners and finalists of the show have seen varied levels of success, but have gone on to produce a total of 42 number ones and 58 UK chart hits. The X Factor is a British reality television music competition to find new singing talent. As of November , 41 number -one singles have been achieved by artists who have appeared on the show, such as Lewis, Burke, JLS, Olly Murs, Cher. The X Factor's back with some very familiar faces on this year's Judging panel! Add The X Factor's WhatsApp number to your smartphone contacts: Insider · You can now audition via · Tour · App.