The Xtra Factor (renamed as The Xtra Factor Live in series 13) is a companion show broadcast on digital channel ITV2 and on TV3 Ireland, on Saturday and Sunday nights after the main ITV show.
The showfeatures extra footage from auditions, bootcamp performances and judges' houses performances as well as behind-the-scenes footage. Competitions and games between the judges and presenters are often held. During the live shows, the programme features behind-the-scenes footage and answers live video and phone calls for the judges and contestants. Facebook statuses and Tweets are read out as well. It also shows the emotional responses of the contestants after the judges comment on their performances. A celebrity panel gives their opinions on the current contestants.
Voiceovers from series 1–6 were done by Peter Dickson, and by Brian Blessed in series 7. Dickson returned in series 8 and has since continued his role. Redd Pepper also provided voiceovers in series 12.
Past presenters include Ben Shephard, Fearne Cotton, Holly Willoughby, Konnie Huq, Caroline Flack, Olly Murs, Matt Richardson
Sarah-Jane Crawford, Rochelle Humes, Melvin Odoom, Matt Edmondson and Rylan Clark-Neal.