X Factor UK's tenth series in 2013 to be its last?

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The X Factor UK will air its tenth series next year, but it could be the final series.

Simon Cowell's ex-girlfriend Sinitta has revealed that the X Factor boss wants to end the show on a high, before ratings decline even further.

Speaking to Closer magazine, she said: “I'm told next year is going to be the last X Factor.

“It'll have been 10 years, so they need to finish on a high.”

It was reported this morning that X Factor boss Simon Cowell was keen for yet another panel refresh for next year's tenth - and possibly final - series

"Simon has hit the roof over disastrous ratings, with The X Factor losing over a million viewers to Strictly, and he's putting the blame on the loss of the girls, claiming It's never been the same since [tag]Cheryl Cole[/tag] and [tag]Dannii Minogue[/tag] went," a source claimed.

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This year's series has seen some of the lowest viewing figures for nearly four years.

The weekend's live shows saw the series struggling to hit the 9 million viewer mark for the first time in a long time.

And the ITV1 show is now being beaten by rival Strictly Come Dancing by more than a million viewers.

The current contract between Simon Cowell's Syco company and ITV expires after next year's show.

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