ITV controller casts doubt on when the show will return.
Speaking at the Edinburgh TV Festival 2020, ITV controller Kevin Lygo said: "It's not definitely returning. It might return. I'm sure it will be back at some stage."
Earlier this year, it was revealed that The X Factor will not air this Autumn. It was thought, at that stage, that the show would take a one-year break and return in 2021.
The last standard series of the singing competition aired in 2018. Last year, the show aired a Celebrity series which was won by Megan McKenna. Shortly after followed 'X Factor: The Band' which... well, the less said about that the better.