SIMON Cowell is considering axing 'The X Factor' next year. The music mogul admits he would rather "fall off the cliff" than see the ITV1 talent show get fewer viewing figures each year, and he has another programme in production to replace the series.
They are the most competitive people I've ever met. I don't dislike them for it but you've got to be honest.
"They throw everything at 'Strictly' for one reason only - to beat 'The X Factor' - and they are putting 'The Voice' on to compete with 'Got Talent'. It was only right I did something back to them. We pinched Alesha. In the grand scheme of things that's fun, that's not being ruthless. It's just evening the score. I think people like you more, it's more interesting than behaving in a boring way."