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Breaking: Series 16 scrapped

JA
JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
God, that's embarrassing. That's so low, I have to wonder if 2, 4 or 5 did better than ITV last night?
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Amber Avenger Granada North West Today
SOL posted:
- I haven’t seen any of this series reviewed on Gogglebox either, which must be a first


They did review it the first or second week, but not since
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
Don't think even bringing in Beyonce and Elton John, whether as judges or contestants, would save it now.
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DM
DeMarkay London London
The X Factor: The Band - Starts Monday 9th December
AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Well the final got everyone talking...

One thing that was interesting (there was something) was in the release of the voting stats for the series. The only times the judges’ bottom 2 saves were at odds with the actual public vote were both for suspect “celebrities” and Cowell’s clear hopefuls to be the next big thing, V5.

What a poor series though. The winner would have been out in week one in a regular series.
GO
gottago London London
It has been a fundamentally awful series, however what I will give it is that it has been host to a series of genuinely entertaining, 'I can't actually believe this is happening', car crash moments. Simon making up rules as he went along, dire contestants being kept in to boost the ratings followed by a sharp decrease in ratings the next week, Vinnie's horrible a cappella Irish folk song which was given a standing ovation, Bashir forgetting the lyrics mid song, Simon crying last night. Honestly it's been a real thrill tuning in each week and wondering what the hell is going to happen next.

That's why I'm so excited for The Band. A mere month's worth of pre-production should promise some utter disasters.

It's also been interesting to see how Simon has been totally uncontrollable by ITV's commissioners. This is the first year in some time the show hasn't been overseen by Shu Greene who I think was just about managing to keep Simon under the thumb. Now it's being looked after by people too afraid to say no to him and it's exposing his own inability to produce. They'll want to be careful he doesn't end up ruining BGT as well.
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ben.anderson Anglia (East) Look East
The Band is going to be an interesting one. Theres rumours they have been quite strict with the contestants, Simon might be putting on a more meaner act like the old days. However
, we will have to see.

If they kept making mistakes and changing the format every 20 seconds on the celeb version, which they had more time to prepare for. What's this band version going to be like? Golden X's, Golden Showers, Golden buzzes, 20 wildcards, maybe could have a gold and platinum buzzer? I'm just interested what whacky ideas they will come up with this time round!
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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
It's going to be an absolute car crash and I'm here for every second of it.
JO
Johnr
Only 4 episodes! How on earth are you supposed to build up a story enough in that time?!
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Let's hope R. Wayne's gran dies to liven things up.
Brekkie, Lynetwork and FanOfTV99 gave kudos
AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Johnr posted:
Only 4 episodes! How on earth are you supposed to build up a story enough in that time?!

Isn’t the week of episodes just the first part? Sure I’ve read (maybe here but I’m too lazy to check back) it then returns in the new year with a live show element.
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gottago London London
Johnr posted:
Only 4 episodes! How on earth are you supposed to build up a story enough in that time?!

Isn’t the week of episodes just the first part? Sure I’ve read (maybe here but I’m too lazy to check back) it then returns in the new year with a live show element.

No just the four episodes with a live final on the Sunday: https://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep4week51/x-factor-band

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