The X Factor Could Be Scrapped As ITV Win Rights To BBC's The Voice
Saturday nights would never be the same again...
MASSIVE NEWS, GUYS. There's strong indication that ITV are about to ditch the X Factor in favour of The Voice. Say it ain't so!
According to reports, ITV have won the bidding war for The Voice, which is currently on and owned by the BBC, meaning they'll now have BOTH music reality shows at their disposal. Rumours have been going round for a while that BBC wanted to drop the seat-spinning reality show and now it seems they have.
But wait. Why do they need both? Well, their newly acquired programme will apparently replace the Simon Cowell-fronted show that's been running for as long as we can remember (well, since 2004, actually).
BBC executives decided to walk away from the failing show not only because viewing numbers were down and have continued to drop, but because they're under added pressure because they're funded by the public through the TV License fee. ITV have no such problems, so are free to bid on whatever they want as long as some big wig gives the go ahead.
Both shows have, in recent series, seen a decline in viewers. Can ITV revamp The Voice and breathe new life into it? We sure hope so! But at the expense of X Factor? We're so torn!