The Y Factor

Sunday, September 20, 2009 by · 8 Comments 

What’s Jeremy Hunt MP, Shadow Culture Secretary, discussing here? Read more

The X-Factor

Sunday, October 5, 2008 by · 4 Comments 

Any series that can boast “now with no Sharon Osbourne” must be on to a winner. Read more

Sunday trading

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 by · Comments Off 

So, from Sunday 7 October (the day after the first episode proper) Strictly Come Dancing gains a regular Sunday edition, in which the losing dancers are booted out of the show. Coincidentally, that same weekend, The X Factor sprouts a one-off Sunday episode…

The ex-ex X Factor judge

Friday, June 22, 2007 by · Comments Off 

Here’s a turn up. Just released by ITV’s press office… Read more

The Dermot factor

Friday, March 30, 2007 by · Comments Off 

I like Dermot O’Leary on telly – I think he’s a gifted TV presenter. But I can’t really see him doing big old L.E. bollocks of a Saturday night.  Read more

The X Factor

Saturday, October 23, 2004 by · Comments Off 

How many times can the same idea be recycled? After Popstars, Popstars:The Rivals, and two series each of Pop Idol and Fame Academy, surely there can’t be room for more wannabe singers trying to win recording contracts on live television? Read more