X factor

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X factor

n
informal an unknown or unexplained element that makes something more interesting or valuable
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EXCLUSIVE by Janine Yaqoob TV EDITOR THE X Factor's catchy theme tune now has the ex factor, says show boss Simon Cowell.
EX FACTOR Sharon in the show line-up for 2017 series
(Too bad I wasn't able to say hi to him because there were so many people, and I was so tired after the game.)' Apparently, there's no bad blood between the two gentlemen despite the controversies hounding them because of their common 'Ex Factor.'
In a letter to its authorised dealers, Suzuki stated the retail prices to be inclusive ex factor product price and freight charges incurred on vehicle to reach dealership premises.
EX FACTOR Blake as in Trust My biggest challenge on the job was being away from my pregnant wife.
And it's the nature of 'The Ex Factor' that someone has to be ditched every week - whether they deserve it or not.
After adding this latest indiscretion to being a greedy love rat, isn't it about time your lovely missus, Cheryl, voted you off and launched her own TV programme called Ex Factor?
Auctioneer Glyn Lucas, who sold the two calves through the World Wide Sires EX Factor Sale, said: "This is another major win for a UK animal and I would like to thank the McKellar family again for consigning the two calves and hope they go on and develop into great cows for their new owners."
Draw for Saturday's third round: Heat 1: 1 De Ex Factor, 2 Tyrur Lohan, 3 Carrowkeal Rocky, 4 Paradise Casino (m), 5 Shelbourne Geoff (w), 6 Greenane Bingo (w).
Bloodlines that have never been sold before at public auction will be on offer at the World Wide Sires UK Ex Factor sale at Carlisle on Friday.
O Gorman is expected to sprint clear to the bend and then contain the late challenge of De Ex Factor, while Domingo is an inside specialist but is surrounded by slow starters in trap four in the final heat.