From Steve Brookstein to the start of Strictly Come Dancing, here's 10 reasons to ignore the X Factor.
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The winners always end up rubbish. Well, apart from Leona Lewis. And JLS, Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction but they didn’t win, they all came second. So did Olly Murs. Although he really is rubbish.
Louis Walsh is still on it. Why, Lord, why?
Simon Cowell’s not on it anymore. He’s minced off in his stack-heeled boots to be a judge on the US version. If Cowell can’t be bothered, why should we?
Strictly starts soon. Far classier.
The biggest talent never wins. See Aiden Grimshaw in 2010 and Misha B in 2011.
The endless ad breaks.
Life’s too short. Each series airs for 18 weeks: auditions shows, then boot camp and judge’s houses – and that’s all before the live shows with results shows the next night. It adds up to over 40 hours of telly. That’s a full working week.
Tulisa’s “Female Boss” forearm thing.
No-one’s talking about it anymore. Well, apart from us, here, right now. Dammit.
Jedward. Or do they count as two reasons?