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AXS TV To Air Xtra Factor Alongside The X Factor In The USA

AXS is doubling the airtime on the U.K. edition of The X Factor, by adding the spin off show 'Xtra Factor' to its primetime lineup.

AXS is in its second year of carrying The X Factor UK, featuring judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw.

The 12th season of the U.K. series screens on Aug. 30 on AXS a day after the UK show, followed by the hourlong Xtra Factor, hosted this year by singer Rochelle Humes and British DJ Melvin Odoom.

“Last year’s U.S. debut of ‘The X Factor UK’ was a major success with our viewers, and AXS TV is proud to be able to take them even deeper by finally bringing ‘The Xtra Factor’ to America for the first time ever,” said Mark Cuban, AXS TV CEO. “With its personable hosts, and open and honest interviews, this series is the perfect addition to our lineup, providing viewers with the same in-depth front-row experience that AXS TV is known for.”

The X Factor premieres on UK Television Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th August. Watch the new trailer on our X FACTOR BLOG


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