The X Factor UK Season 11

SEASON 11 - 2014

The eleventh series began airing on ITV on 30 August 2014. Dermot O'Leary presents his eighth series of the main show on ITV and Sarah-Jane Crawford presents spin-off show The Xtra Factor on ITV2, replacing Caroline Flack and Matt Richardson. Louis Walsh was the only judge from series 10 to return and was joined by former judges Simon Cowell and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, and new judge Mel B. Sharon Osbourne, Gary Barlow and Nicole Scherzinger left after series 10. Former judge Tulisa returned as a guest judge for the final on 13 December due to Mel B being ill. The series also saw the lower age limit decreased from 16 to 14, as it was in series 4 and 5.


Room auditions took place in Manchester, London, Newcastle and Edinburgh from 16 June to 1 July, followed by arena auditions in London, that were held between 1–4 August. Bootcamp was held in London in August and judges' houses around the globe in September. The live shows began on 11 October. Mel B mentors the Boys, Fernandez-Versini mentors the Girls, Cowell mentors the Over 25s and Walsh mentors the Groups. Ben Haenow won the series against Fleur East on 14 December 2014 with 57.2% of the votes.

The contestants were divided into 4 categories:

  • Mentored by Walsh

  • Mentored by Cowell

  • Mentored by Cheryl

  • Mentored by Mel B.



Over 25s




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