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Season 06, Episode 01 Auditions 1: Off To A Flying Start

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Aug 22, 2009
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Auditions 1: Off To A Flying Start Aug 22, 2009 Britain's biggest talent show returns for a brand new series. Judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh sift through a record-breaking number of applicants, who this year must audition in front of a studio audience and the panel. The heats start in London, before moving on to Manchester and Glasgow. Watch out for Simon and Louis falling out over a pair of Irish twins. Plus, who gives what Simon describes as 'the best first audition I have ever heard'? Dermot O'Leary hosts.

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Season 06, Episode 02 Series 6 - Auditions 2

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Aug 29, 2009
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Series 6 - Auditions 2 Aug 29, 2009 Britain's biggest talent show rolls into Birmingham for auditions along with judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh and now of course, a live audience. It is Cheryl's birthday - but will it be a day to celebrate? A 22-year-old fellow Geordie girl certainly does tug at Cheryl's heart strings. And the clock is ticking for an ageing Brummie rocker still dreaming of stardom.

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Season 06, Episode 03 Series 6 - Auditions 3

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Sep 5, 2009
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Series 6 - Auditions 3 Sep 5, 2009 The auditions for Britain's biggest talent competition continue, as more wannabe popstars perform in front of the studio audience and judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole. As they think ahead to the mentoring stage, all the judges will be hoping for some amazing singers with real star quality. Meanwhile host Dermot O'Leary is on hand to celebrate or commiserate with the contestants.

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Season 06, Episode 04 Series 6 - Auditions 4

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Sep 12, 2009
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Series 6 - Auditions 4 Sep 12, 2009 Britain's biggest and best open talent competition continues with some more good, bad and unbelievable auditions from across the country. The wannabes will be performing in front of a studio audience and the panel, so they must bring an iron nerve. Who will impress judges Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh? Host Dermot O'Leary is on hand to celebrate success or mop up the tears.

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Season 06, Episode 05 Series 6 - Auditions 5

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Sep 19, 2009
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Series 6 - Auditions 5 Sep 19, 2009 With only two more auditions to go before the bootcamp stage and the assignment of the categories, judges Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole continue the nationwide search for a star. Host Dermot O'Leary is on hand to celebrate success or console those who are sent home.

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Season 06, Episode 06 Series 6 - Auditions 6

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Sep 20, 2009
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Series 6 - Auditions 6 Sep 20, 2009 It is the last leg of this year's auditions, and we will see the final group of hopefuls from the record number who applied. Judges Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh are on a whistle stop tour of Britain to find any other potential winners out there. The wannabes must perform in front of the judges and a large studio audience, so they will need a strong constitution. But host Dermot O'Leary will be there to offer a shoulder to cry on if they need it. Who will make it through?

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Season 06, Episode 07 Series 6 - Boot Camp 1

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Sep 26, 2009
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Series 6 - Boot Camp 1 Sep 26, 2009 The successful auditionees head to London's Hammersmith Apollo for the biggest bootcamp ever. Judges Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole will be putting 200 acts through their paces. Who will be able to handle the pressure and stand out from the crowd, and who will be heading home? After this first challenge, only 50 acts can go through to the next bootcamp stage. Host Dermot O'Leary is on hand to offer condolences to the unlucky and celebrate with the chosen few.

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Season 06, Episode 08 Series 6 - Boot Camp 2

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Sep 27, 2009
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Series 6 - Boot Camp 2 Sep 27, 2009 Join host Dermot O'Leary for the second in our bootcamp weekend double bill. The 50 remaining acts must perform again in front of an audience of thousands. Each singer has been able to practise overnight, and today is their last chance to impress judges Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh. The panel must now start choosing the performers they believe can go all the way. Who will make it into the final 24?

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Season 06, Episode 09 Judges Houses 1: Singing For Survival

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Oct 3, 2009
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Judges Houses 1: Singing For Survival Oct 3, 2009 The X Factor goes global, as the 24 remaining acts jet off around the world to the judges' houses. Simon is at his home in Los Angeles, while Cheryl is in Marrakech, Louis is in Italy and Dannii is in Dubai. The judges are joined by Kylie Minogue, Will Young, Ronan Keating and Sinitta, who will be helping them make the tough decisions needed to whittle down the contestants to the final 12. Host Dermot O'Leary is on hand to support the singers as they face their biggest performance so far.

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Season 06, Episode 10 Series 6 - Boot Camp 4

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Oct 4, 2009
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Series 6 - Boot Camp 4 Oct 4, 2009 It is make or break time for the 24 remaining hopefuls - at the end of today's show they will find out whether they have been chosen for the live stages. There are only three places in each category, so judges Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh have some big decisions to make. Host Dermot O'Leary is on hand to support the contestants.

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Season 06, Episode 11 Series 6 - Elimination - 1

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Oct 10, 2009
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Series 6 - Elimination - 1 Oct 10, 2009 It's the moment of truth for the final 12 as they perform live in front of the nation... with the first of two live shows as the final 12 sing live - and the judges each mentor one category of singers. Simon Cowell has the over 25s, Cheryl Cole has the boys, Dannii Minogue has the girls and Louis Walsh has the groups. Host Dermot O'Leary will be on hand to deal with the war of words as the judges give their views on each performance and defend their acts - one of which will leave the competition.

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Season 06, Episode 12 Series 6 - Elimination - 1 (Result)

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Oct 11, 2009
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Series 6 - Elimination - 1 (Result) Oct 11, 2009 It's a brand new live Sunday night results show as the final 12 discover the outcome of the public vote. The two acts with the lowest number of votes will sing for survival in the final showdown. Then it is up to the judges to decide who stays to sing another day and who is out of the competition. Last year's winner Alexandra Burke gives the first performance of her new single - and in a world exclusive Robbie Williams is back performing live!

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Season 06, Episode 13 Live Show 2: Diva Week

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Oct 17, 2009
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Live Show 2: Diva Week Oct 17, 2009 Watch all 11 acts strut their stuff as they make their claim to The X Factor throne. Tonight the competition really hots up, and Whitney Houston is a special guest tomorrow night. Louis Walsh will be absent from both shows as he attends Stephen Gately's funeral in Dublin.

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Season 06, Episode 14 Live Results 2 : And Then There Were Ten

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Oct 18, 2009
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Live Results 2 : And Then There Were Ten Oct 18, 2009 Join host Dermot O'Leary live as the 11 remaining acts find out the results of the public vote. The two acts with the lowest number of votes must sing for survival in the final showdown. Then it is up to the judges to decide who stays to sing another day and who leaves the competition. Plus the legendary Whitney Houston performs live, in her first UK TV appearance in 12 years.

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Season 06, Episode 15 Live Show 3: Big Band Week

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Oct 24, 2009
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Live Show 3: Big Band Week Oct 24, 2009 The 10 remaining acts battle it out to win the public's votes and stay in the competition. Today's theme is Big Band, which means the contestants must face the challenge of singing with a full orchestra. How will they get on? Judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh will be keen to support the acts they are mentoring, and host Dermot O'Leary is on hand to keep everyone going as the tension mounts.

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Season 06, Episode 16 Series 6 - Elimination - 3 (Result)

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Oct 25, 2009
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Series 6 - Elimination - 3 (Result) Oct 25, 2009 Join Dermot O'Leary live for the results of the public vote. The two acts with the lowest number of votes must perform again in the final showdown. Then judges Louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue, Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole will decide who stays to sing another day and who leaves the competition. Plus Michael Bublé and Westlife are live on stage.

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Season 06, Episode 17 Series 6 - Elimination - 4

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Oct 31, 2009
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Series 6 - Elimination - 4 Oct 31, 2009 All the performances and much more from The X Factor's very first Rock week.

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Season 06, Episode 18 Series 6 - Elimination - 4 (Result)

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Nov 1, 2009
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Series 6 - Elimination - 4 (Result) Nov 1, 2009 Dermot O'Leary hosts the all-new Sunday night X Factor results show, as the nine acts find out the results of the public vote. The two with the lowest number of votes will sing for survival in the final showdown, then it is up to the judges to decide who stays to sing another day and who leaves the competition. Plus Bon Jovi and JLS perform.

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Season 06, Episode 19 Series 6 - Elimination - 5

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Nov 7, 2009
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Series 6 - Elimination - 5 Nov 7, 2009 The battle for the crown continues as the eight remaining acts step onto Britain's biggest stage for the fifth live show. Each of the performers will be hoping to impress the voting audience at home as well as judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh. Host Dermot O'Leary will be on hand to deal with the war of words as the judges give their views on each performance and defend their singers. Next time, one act will be leaving the competition.

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Season 06, Episode 20 Series 6 - Elimination - 5 (Result)

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Nov 8, 2009
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Series 6 - Elimination - 5 (Result) Nov 8, 2009 Dermot O'Leary hosts the live results show. The remaining performers will be on tenterhooks as the results of the public vote are revealed, as the two acts with the lowest number of votes must sing for their survival in the final showdown. Who will judges Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Louis Walsh choose to send home? Plus performance from Leona Lewis and the Black Eyed Peas.

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Season 06, Episode 21 Series 6 - Elimination - 6

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Nov 14, 2009
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Series 6 - Elimination - 6 Nov 14, 2009 Only seven acts remain and the competition will be getting fiercer than ever as the performers battle it out to stay in the running. Judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh will be on the edges of their seats as they support the singers they are mentoring, while host Dermot O'Leary is on hand to deal with all the tears and triumphs. Who will impress the judges - and the voting public - today?

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Season 06, Episode 22 Series 6 - Elimination - 6 (Result)

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Nov 15, 2009
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Series 6 - Elimination - 6 (Result) Nov 15, 2009 It is time for the seven remaining acts to find out the result of the public vote. The two acts with the lowest numbers of votes must sing for survival in the final showdown. Then judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh will decide who stays in the competition and who is sent home. Plus there is a guest performance by Colombian pop superstar Shakira. Hosted by Dermot O'Leary.

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Season 06, Episode 23 Live Show 7: Wham! Week

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Nov 21, 2009
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Live Show 7: Wham! Week Nov 21, 2009 There are only six acts remaining in the competition, and today they must sing live again in a battle to win the biggest prize in pop. Also fighting it out are judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh, who are each mentoring one category of singers. Host Dermot O'Leary will be on hand to deal with all the tears and triumphs.

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Season 06, Episode 24 Live Results 7: Who Will Stay And Who Will Go Go?

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Nov 22, 2009
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Live Results 7: Who Will Stay And Who Will Go Go? Nov 22, 2009 It is time to reveal the results of the public vote. The two acts with the fewest votes will have to perform again in a sing-off, and then it is up to the judges to decide who stays in the competition and who is eliminated. Plus there are live performances from Mariah Carey and Susan Boyle. Hosted by Dermot O'Leary.

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Season 06, Episode 25 Live Show 8: Take That & Elton John Week

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Nov 28, 2009
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Live Show 8: Take That & Elton John Week Nov 28, 2009 It is the eighth live show, and with only five acts remaining, the pressure is really on to make an impression on both the judges and the voters at home. Panellists Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh will be rooting for the performers in their categories, while host Dermot O'Leary is on hand to deal with all the tears and triumphs.

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Season 06, Episode 26 Series 6 - Elimination - 8 (Result)

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Nov 29, 2009
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Series 6 - Elimination - 8 (Result) Nov 29, 2009 Dermot O'Leary reveals the results of the latest public vote. The two acts with the fewest votes must take part in a sing-off, and then judges Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole decide who stays to compete in the quarter-finals, and who must leave for good. Also featuring live performances from Rihanna and Alicia Keys.

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Season 06, Episode 27 Series 6 - Elimination - 9

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Dec 5, 2009
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Series 6 - Elimination - 9 Dec 5, 2009 Dermot O'Leary hosts the semi-finals. The four remaining acts - Danyl, Joe, Olly and Stacey - must perform two songs each, and it will be up to them to really sing their hearts out if they are to be in with a chance of making it to next week's final. Judges Cheryl Cole, Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh will be crossing their fingers for their favoured acts. Who will impress the panel and the voters at home?

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Season 06, Episode 28 Series 6 - Elimination - 9 (Result)

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Dec 6, 2009
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Series 6 - Elimination - 9 (Result) Dec 6, 2009 Lady Gaga and Janet Jackson perform in tonight's show, as Dermot O'Leary reveals which performers will have to fight for survival in a sing-off. The bottom two acts will face the judges again, and one will be eliminated, losing their chance of competing in next week's final. Who is going home today?

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Season 06, Episode 29 Series 6 - The Final

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Dec 12, 2009
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Series 6 - The Final Dec 12, 2009 It is the final! Hundreds of thousands of hopefuls came to the nationwide auditions, but now only three acts remain to battle it out for the title - and one will be going home today. At stake is the biggest prize in pop - a life-changing record contract and the release of their debut single. Judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh are also joining in the race to the finish line, as they cross their fingers for their own acts. Plus some amazing international guest stars will be appearing. Hosted by Dermot O'Leary.

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Season 06, Episode 30 Series 6 - The Final (Result)

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Dec 13, 2009
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Series 6 - The Final (Result) Dec 13, 2009 Now the moment the nation has been waiting for arrives, as Dermot O'Leary reveals who the public has crowned 2009 X Factor champion. Joining Dermot and the remaining two acts are judges Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh, as well as more international guest stars. The final two acts each perform what will become the winner's first single. Then at last the suspense is over and we discover which act has taken the prize.

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