Now this really grinds my gears.
There are things in this world that are barely tolerable, things like Big Brother and Meet The Barkers. The fact is that they can be tolerated.
One of the things that is not tolerated in this country is the bloody X-Factor. Now I only speak for myself but looking at the story published on this site by Elizabeth Simpson, it is obvious that I am not alone in my hatred of this complete and utter waste of TV time.
The original X-Factor was bad enough. Where’s Steve Brookstein now? I wouldn’t like to fathom. Shayne Ward could very possibly go the same way and linger into the abyss of a failed music career. Now don’t get me wrong here, I do not doubt the talent that the show attracts. I have, since day one damned the people behind the program for not knowing how to use the talent that becomes available to them. Brookstein and Ward were and still are very talented people, but with the backing of people like Louis Walsh and ‘THE GREAT’ Simon Cowell they will get no where in this day and age. Pop music is dying, and the sooner ITV bosses get that into their heads, the easier TV will be to watch.
'Celebrity' X Factor, and I use that term VERY loosely, has to be, quite possibly, the worst and most desperate ploy for ratings yet.I don’t think I’ll get started on Rebecca Loos. I think Sharon Osbourne did that for the entire nation. James Hewitt said something the other night as I was flicking channels that really got me angry. He stated that the reason for the TV audience booing him and Rebecca Loos was because they were ‘ignorant’. Now excuse me, I seem to be under the impression that seen as they were the only couple that were booed on that show, it goes to prove completely the opposite. That the audiences are clued up enough to know that both Hewitt and Loos are NO celebrities. So do the nation a favor and get this travesty over and done with and let us all get on with our lives without having to worry about turning on the TV and seeing this pathetic excuse for a TV show.