UPDATE:as you can see this thread has been closed due to its not critique or MikeW that started it.
I read in a newspaper yesterday (I think it was the sun) that next year will be the last X Facor.
this year will be the last year for current presenter Dermit and the final series will be presented by current Xtra Factor hosts Caroline and Ollie.
I think the two of them will be good as the main show presenters, what do you think?
Last edited by Identity on 9 April 2012 10:59pm - 2 times in total
I don't think that's definite just yet. I believe Simon Cowell said that if this year's show decreases in popularity more then the last series, then the series after that will probably be the last so the show doesn't just keep going on like Big Brother, and is remembered for ending at its peak.
Arguably, the peak was the 2010 series with Matt Cardle. The last series was just underwhelming for many reasons, didn't really reach the heights of 2010. I for one hope this new series will be a lot better.
Then again, I still miss the auditions format without the audience.
Its all hype on Simon's part to get people to watch and to get a higher bid from ITV. It's A very lucrative show and even if it fell back down to 8-9m viewers as it had for the first 4 years then it would still be very profitable and a good platform for his acts.
ITV can't afford to lose it but with last years ratings down by quite a bit, ITV will adjust their bid for the 2014 onwards rights accordingly. If Simon publicly says he is considering ending it then that bid suddenly shoots back up again. All X Factor needs is a bit of stability anyway. SCD had a blip a few years back but rode it out and now its stronger than ever. If X Factor can get the same panel back (with only Kelly yet to sign) and a stronger top 16 then it will be fine for another few years.
Even with it's falling ratings it was still the highest rated TV show last year - and it won't go off air until Simon has a ready made replacement for it.
What happens in the US will be a big factor - X Factor USA could of course get axed this autumn or next, or after the third Idol under it's current contract next year FOX might make a decision that only one of Idol and TXF will continue for the 2013/14 series - so either X Factor would be axed or likely take the Idol slot, freeing up Simon for the autumn here. He might then return to The X Factor here or launch a "new" format which is essentially the same but different.
I believe Simon Cowell said that if this year's show decreases in popularity more then the last series, then the series after that will probably be the last so the show doesn't just keep going on like Big Brother, and is remembered for ending at its peak.
Yeah, because that's so Simon Cowell isn't it?. He's renowned for his integrity. Quitting while ahead rather than milking something for every last £/$.