Format hit-maker Simon Cowell has revealed a new extension of The X Factor franchise with The X Factor: The Band, which is set for ITV.
The new show, produced by Fremantle’s Thames, is slated for a December premiere on ITV. It will go head to head with the recently announced BBC One talent competition Little Mix The Search, which will see the multi-award-winning group creating bands and becoming mentors to a new wave of talent.
An X Factor spokesperson said: “We are hugely excited to confirm The X Factor: The Band to air in December 2019 on ITV. Simon Cowell and The X Factor have discovered some of the biggest pop groups in history, including One Direction, Fifth Harmony and Little Mix. Now the aim is to find the new superstar group—though now in record-breaking time.”