With the eighth series of The X Factor about to hit our screens this weekend, Gigwise have decided to refresh your memories and round up some of the TV series’ most successful winners and spectacular flops over the years.
From the phenomenal success stories of the likes of Leona Lewis, JLS, Alexandra Burke and – to everyone’s surprise – Jedward, through to the near-obliviousness of artists such as Leon Jackson, Steve Brookstein and Eoghan Quigg, we’ve gathered them all up in our gallery below and tracked down exactly what they are up to now, whether that’s playing Wembley or the local Wheatsheaf pub.
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