Simon Cowell To Axe The X Factor?
The music mogul has claimed he may scrap the series if it fails this year...
The 52-year old said: "I’d rather fall off the cliff on numbers than deteriorate slowly.We have something in development which could replace The X Factor.”
“Most things in music, fashion or TV tend to be across a 10-year period. The great test of success is if you can transcend a decade. I believe we can do it again if we’re prepared to be brave.”
An ITV spokesman has since commented on Cowell's remarks, stating: “It is the UK’s most popular entertainment show and we’re looking forward to another great series.”
In other related news, The Sun has reported that SiCo is planning to revamp this year's series of the show - by letting hopefuls perform their own material.
A source told the tabloid: "The idea might be to allow for more original music throughout the competition. Whether this means they will be writing their own songs isn't confirmed, but it's looking like it's going that way."