Simon Cowell Apologises For Misleading XF Viewers
SiCo states again X Factor isn't fixed & that the show WILL be back in 2011...
Speaking at the XF final press conference yesterday, SiCo admitted to watching Sunday's result show back and said sorry for "unintentionally" misleading viewers.
When asked about the fixed reports, the music mogul explained: "I think what Dermot (O'Leary) said was that you have to vote to keep people in."
"The only thing we didn't say was there would be a sing off. Essentially the same rules applied. If we misled people it wasn't intentional."
He continued: "All Dermot - and the show - were trying to do is tell people, if you want someone to stay in the show you have to pick up the phone to vote, and the same thing applies this weekend."
"'There was never any fix. The fact that you are all writing about it is important. This show is not boring and that is the most important thing."
SiCo also quashed allegations that he was "unsure" whether The X Factor would return next year, telling those at the press conference that there will be a 2011 show and that the current judges "will have to fight" to remain on the panel.
He also hinted that he is plotting a weekend music themed show, admitting: "There is always room for more music, and we will be doing something on Saturday nights."
It is thought that Cowell is planning to fill the void left by BBC music programme, Top of the Pops, with his spokesperson, Max Clifford, suggesting it would follow a different format.
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