Taking a snide pop at Fleur East for doing I’m A Celebrity wasn’t Simon Cowell’s greatest moment.
Of course, if Fleur is still a big fan of his – despite the whole dropping her from his record label and stifling her career thing – she might just applaud him for the bantz.
That wouldn’t alter the fact that The X Factor is so irrelevant these days that winner Dalton Harris would be lucky to be even offered the chance to drink worm juice on the biggest show on TV, once his singing career has gone up Crock Creek without a paddle.
Ironically, the last time The X Factor did get people talking was when Fleur dropped Uptown Funk on us in the 2014 semi-final.
Simon Cowell made the remarks about Fleur East during the X Factor final
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This year was meant to be the one where Cowell turned the ship around with his big-money signings, Robbie Williams and Louis Tomlinson.
It just didn’t work. Ratings sank faster than Deontay Wilder’s face did when he saw Tyson Fury getting back up in the 12th.
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There was no one with the caustic wit of a Sharon Osbourne or village-idiot charm of a Louis Walsh.
Cowell looked bored, Robbie deserted his post for three weeks and, despite looking the part, whenever the lad Tomlinson opened his mouth he sounded like an HR robot delivering an annual appraisal.
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As for Robbie’s wife Ayda Field, she may have started the series as part of a BOGOF however, by the end of it, most viewers were wishing she would just bog off.
Not that Cowell will care. As last year’s winners Rak-Su have recently been reduced to reminding us, holidays are coming.
By the time you read this, Cowell will probably be on a beach in Barbados looking forward to Britain’s Got Talent.
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