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X Factor: Reasons To Ignore It

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From Steve Brookstein to the start of Strictly Come Dancing, here's 10 reasons to ignore the X Factor.

Let us know what you dislike most about the show in the comments section below, or on Twitter.

Words: Michael Hogan. Pictures: Rex Features/ITV

  • Ten reasons to ignore the X Factor

    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.

  • Ten reasons to ignore the X Factor

    Louis Walsh is still on it. Why, Lord, why?

  • Ten reasons to ignore the X Factor

    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?

  • Ten reasons to ignore the X Factor

    Strictly starts soon. Far classier.

  • Ten reasons to ignore the X Factor

    The biggest talent never wins. See Aiden Grimshaw in 2010 and Misha B in 2011.

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    The endless ad breaks.

  • Ten reasons to ignore the X Factor

    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.

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    Tulisa’s “Female Boss” forearm thing.

  • Ten reasons to ignore the X Factor

    No-one’s talking about it anymore. Well, apart from us, here, right now. Dammit.

  • Ten reasons to ignore the X Factor

    Jedward. Or do they count as two reasons?

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