The X Factor: Battle of the Stars (Courtesy Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
The X Factor: Battle of the Stars was a UK celebrity special edition of TV talent show The X Factor. It screened on ITV1, starting on 29 May 2006 and lasting for eight consecutive nights.
Nine celebrity acts participated, singing live in front of the nation and facing the judges of the previous X Factor series, Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh. Voting revenues were donated to the celebrities' chosen charities.
It was reported on 26 August 2006 that Simon Cowell has axed the show, describing it as "pointless" and adding "we are never going to do it again".
Just as in the main X Factor series, there were three categories: