Another thing that has annoyed me in recent years surrounding the X Factor is the fact it's always people from ITV or X Factor especially Simon Cowell who bang on about ratings. He said the year he rejoined the panel that the X Factor would overtake Strictly whenever they got Peter Andre on the show, Louis Walsh did the same the year after he rejoined, Dermot O'Leary was on Buzzcocks with Arlene Phillips banging on about ratings and the truth is people wouldn't make this X Factor v Strictly comparison if it wasn't for them. Simon Cowell needs to accept bar 2008-2010 when the X Factor was enormous Strictly has always been the bigger show ratings wise.
For me, it's the positivity from Strictly. It doesn't try to pretend to be something that it isn't whereas it's not much of a secret anymore about how pre-planned and manipulated TXF and BGT are, and even the worst contestants are still encouraged on Strictly rather than have Cowell and Co pointing and laughing. I'm a little old fashioned in that I believe fame should be earned rather than given, and TXF does nothing but feed that and further b***ardise the music industry.
TL;DR I don't like The X Factor.
Agree with this 100%, I may be wrong but I don't remember Strictly ever using sob stories like they do on X Factor. A big case in point when Robbie Savage was on the show when his good friend Gary Speed died and it wasn't mentioned at all on the show to gain votes.
Last edited by toby lerone 2016 on 24 September 2017 7:24pm