'The X Factor UK: Celebrity' to make US series premiere Oct. 14 on AXS TV

U.S. fans of “The X Factor UK” can gear up for the stateside debut of an exciting star-studded series spinoff. AXS TV will air the series premiere of “The X Factor UK: Celebrity” on Monday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

AXS TV has been the American broadcast network home for the beloved British reality singing competition for six consecutive years.  Now in its 16th season, “The X Factor UK” returns with a brand-new spinoff which pits stars from film, TV, sports, and more against each other for a shot at “The X Factor” title.

The series will deliver eight all-new episodes featuring a star-studded roster of contenders including Emmy-winning talk show host and actress Ricki Lake, “Glee” star Kevin McHale, actress Hayley Hasselhoff (daughter of David Hasselhoff), “Love Actually” star Olivia Olson and more.

Plus, show boss Simon Cowell returns to his seat on the judging panel. He’ll be joined by series veterans Louis Walsh and Nicole Scherzinger. Globally adored Dermot O’Leary will return to host the show.

“The X Factor: Celebrity” is one of the most exciting talent competitions in the world, and this year’s edition sets the stage for what is sure to be the most anticipated season yet,” said Lucia McCalmont, Vice President of Program Acquisitions at AXS TV in a statement. “The series has long stood as one of the most popular offerings on our network and has particularly resonated with our younger viewers who are excited to be among the first to see the up-and-coming international stars of tomorrow.

We are proud to continue to provide our audience with even more of the show-stopping performances, surprising eliminations, and blockbuster backdrops that have fueled the series to become the global sensation it is today.”

“X Factor UK” fans won’t soon forget some of the spine-tingling, jaw-dropping performances that have hailed from the “X Factor” stage. A long list of music megastars has premiered new songs and performed with the series hopefuls. Artists like Ed Sheeran, Adele, Taylor Swift, Michael Bublé, George Ezra, Cheryl, Ellie Goulding, and so many more have performed a stream of smash hits.

For more than a decade, the series has also turned out huge stars who launched their careers by competing on “The X Factor” like Leona Lewis, Olly Murs, James Arthur, One Direction, Little Mix, and more.

In the exciting spinoff, a huge roster of celebrity contestants will light up the stage. The all-star guest list and their categories are as follows.


Journalist Martin Bashir
Talk Show host Ricki Lake
Quiz show champion Jenny Ryan
Actress Victoria Ekanoye


Reality star Megan McKenna
Model and Actress Hayley Hasselhoff
Soap star Jonny Labey
Film star Olivia Olson
Actor Kevin McHale


Reality stars Samira Mighty, Zara McDermott, Wes Nelson, and Eyal Booker aka The Islanders
Sports stars Ben Foden, Thom Evans, and Levi Davis who form Try Star
Professional dancer Brendan Cole, and actor Jeremy Edwards, who form Cole and Edwards
Social Media Stars and CBBC Presenters Max and Harvey
Influencers Sofia, Alondra, Laura, Wendii, and Natalie who make up V5

To get ready for the series premiere, tune into AXS TV’s “X Factor UK” Recap Marathon on Saturday, Oct. 12, starting at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT.

Then tune into “The X Factor UK: Celebrity” U.S. series premiere on Monday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT, only on AXS TV. Find AXS TV on your TV.