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JK081,205 posts since 20 Feb 2011
Granada North West Today
Why do people think bringing Dermot back is going to help? The problem with The X Factor is that it's too familiar, too stale and too much of the same drawn out formula that we've been watching for twelve years. It needs a complete shake up top to bottom, from format to faces to graphics and effects. The only onscreen talent that I would keep would be Cheryl and Rita. I feel Olly would have worked as a panelist although it seems he won't be returning to the show in any form. It needs to recapture it's label as event television and take a hint from events such as the MTV VMAs in how it presents itself, catering for a young audience that ITV and Syco so desperately want to seize. I would vacate the Saturday night slot, and maybe do a bit of a BGT in occupying a weeknight slot however keeping to the X Factor way of having it continue from one week to another, over having all live shows in one week, maybe a Sunday. Less contestants (in order to build a relationship between audience and contestants) and more time dedicated to live celebrity performances, like can be seen on Final weekends.

The auditions need to be rethought, perhaps half way between the rooms and arenas with a much smaller audience, and a more 'fly on the wall' style as though they're covering the auditions over the auditions being the show. With an entirely different process to whittle down the contestants rather than Boot Camp and Judges Houses. Just something to make it all seem less samey year after year.
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Rob_Schneider
London London
I'd drop Cheryl to be honest. I didn't see the point in keeping her last year, where she stuck out like a sore thumb.

Stephen Mulhern... let's hope not.
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Charlie Wells3,533 posts since 26 Nov 2003 Moderator
Anglia (West) Look East (West sub-opt)
I'd drop Cheryl to be honest. I didn't see the point in keeping her last year, where she stuck out like a sore thumb.

Stephen Mulhern... let's hope not.

Well he is ITV's 'safe pair of hands' when it comes to TV shows. Whilst I'd like them to use a different presenter I half suspect they'll opt for someone who's tried and tested.


With regards to changes many of the issues were raised back in November by various users. Back on http://tvforum.uk/forums/post983558#post-983558 I highlighted the length of the series by 'stage'. I wonder how much say X Factor have on the length of episodes and whether they have to have shows on both Saturdays & Sundays throughout. I can't help feeling during the auditions & bootcamp stages they'd be better having just one 90 minute show a week on a Saturday, instead of expecting viewers to also tune in the following night.
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I'd drop Cheryl to be honest. I didn't see the point in keeping her last year, where she stuck out like a sore thumb.

Stephen Mulhern... let's hope not.

Well he is ITV's 'safe pair of hands' when it comes to TV shows. Whilst I'd like them to use a different presenter I half suspect they'll opt for someone who's tried and tested.


With regards to changes many of the issues were raised back in November by various users. Back on http://tvforum.uk/forums/post983558#post-983558 I highlighted the length of the series by 'stage'. I wonder how much say X Factor have on the length of episodes and whether they have to have shows on both Saturdays & Sundays throughout. I can't help feeling during the auditions & bootcamp stages they'd be better having just one 90 minute show a week on a Saturday, instead of expecting viewers to also tune in the following night .


But didn't last years series have higher ratings for the Sunday shows of auditions and boot camp?