Celeb X Factor-Making A Mockery Of A Mockery.

Now this really grinds my gears.

There are things in this world that are barely tolerable, things like Big Brother and Meet The Barkers. The fact is that they can be tolerated.

One of the things that is not tolerated in this country is the bloody X-Factor. Now I only speak for myself but looking at the story published on this site by Elizabeth Simpson, it is obvious that I am not alone in my hatred of this complete and utter waste of TV time.

The original X-Factor was bad enough. Where’s Steve Brookstein now? I wouldn’t like to fathom. Shayne Ward could very possibly go the same way and linger into the abyss of a failed music career. Now don’t get me wrong here, I do not doubt the talent that the show attracts. I have, since day one damned the people behind the program for not knowing how to use the talent that becomes available to them. Brookstein and Ward were and still are very talented people, but with the backing of people like Louis Walsh and ‘THE GREAT’ Simon Cowell they will get no where in this day and age. Pop music is dying, and the sooner ITV bosses get that into their heads, the easier TV will be to watch.

'Celebrity' X Factor, and I use that term VERY loosely, has to be, quite possibly, the worst and most desperate ploy for ratings yet.

I don’t think I’ll get started on Rebecca Loos. I think Sharon Osbourne did that for the entire nation. James Hewitt said something the other night as I was flicking channels that really got me angry. He stated that the reason for the TV audience booing him and Rebecca Loos was because they were ‘ignorant’. Now excuse me, I seem to be under the impression that seen as they were the only couple that were booed on that show, it goes to prove completely the opposite. That the audiences are clued up enough to know that both Hewitt and Loos are NO celebrities. So do the nation a favor and get this travesty over and done with and let us all get on with our lives without having to worry about turning on the TV and seeing this pathetic excuse for a TV show.

3 Responses to "Celeb X Factor-Making A Mockery Of A Mockery."


Sat, 06/03/2006 - 10:21
Well said.  Although I did not watch the programme, the next day  I heard commentators bad-mouthing Sharon Osbourne for laying into Rebecca Loos.  I heard them comment that poor Ms Loos cried because of the humiliation and someone pointed out that the entertainment value was the humiliation of participants...I was pleased to read your comment because I was wondering where the sane people were!  What makes Rebecca Loos a celebrity?  What about Hewitt?  How can we think notoriety is worth celebrating?  It is high time we let these people know that being famous for behaving badly, betrayal, not having honour or self-respect is no reason to hog our TV screens


Tue, 06/06/2006 - 12:46
Thank you very much for your comment, its good to know that there are still people out there with common sense. Where did Loos get off with being a celebrity? I just hope they don't do the same thing next year. Anyway thank you again for your kind words.

Gary Roberts

Sat, 06/10/2006 - 12:23
Firstly, pop music will not die&nbsp;so long as babies continue to be born and they still grow into teenagers who fancy pop singers like Shayne Ward.&nbsp; <br /><br />Secondly, he is very unlikely to go the same way as Brookstein, since Louis Walsh will&nbsp;wring every potential penny&nbsp;out of Ward for as long as it's still viable. And comparing Ward's sales so far to Brookstein's - 1.5million versus 300K&nbsp;-&nbsp;we should expect this latest talent show winner to stick around for some time yet.&nbsp;<br /><br />Thirdly, The X Factor: Batte Of The Stars was indeed nightmare television. When a tabloid tart can&nbsp;get onto the same show as a&nbsp;credible&nbsp;actor&nbsp;such as&nbsp;Lucy Benjamin, it&nbsp;must show how&nbsp;ITV struggled to&nbsp;persuade anyone better to go&nbsp;through the monotonous ordeal that is charity fund-raising. <br /><br />Rebecca Loos was rightfully booed - she has a remarkable&nbsp;lack of respect for the very few people who DO like her&nbsp; -&nbsp;she hisses and growls her way through interviews, wondering where her next 50K is coming from. <br /><br />What you won't like to hear, platinum_master, is that you should expect a) to see X Factor again dominating ITV from late summer and not slowing until New Year, and b) a return of the celebrity edition after it gripped 6million of us for that&nbsp;miserable week in June.