Strictly Come Dancing has regularly come out on top over X Factor in the ratings battle in recent years, but Simon Cowell has something up his sleeve. The 58-year-old music mogul has revealed plans to launch a new music programme in the near future. Simon has masterminded the success of programmes such as Britain’s Got Talent and The X Factor, but in recent times Strictly has emerged as the dominant show in the ratings.
The X Factor boss – who has three-year-old son Eric with partner Lauren Silverman – was rushed to hospital after he fell while going to get a glass of milk, and he has praised the NHS staff for their “amazing” work. Simon Cowell returned to X Factor last weekend. Last week, Simon was said to have splashed out £60,000 on seven electric bikes to kick-start his new healthier regime.
The X Factor boss is said to have splashed out around £60,000 on seven electric bikes as part of a new healthy regime, enabling him to cycle to and from work. Cycling’s quite boring so I decided to buy an electric bike and they’re literally addictive. The X Factor boss admitted he was “very lucky” not to seriously hurt himself.
Fleur East has parted ways with Simon Cowell's record label, Syco Music - three years after she came runner-up in The X Factor.
Emma Willis has confirmed she has landed herself a new job with X Factor boss Simon Cowell - presenting his new music show, You Song.
There was a shock for X Factor viewers on tonight’s live results show as fan favourite Matt Terry faced being in the bottom two for the first time. Viewers votes put 5 After Midnight and current favourite to win Saara Aalto straight through to next week’s final. Shockingly, that left Matt to face Emily Middlemas in the dreaded sing-off.
Slippery, slimy, economical with the truth… No, no, not Simon Cowell! These are just a few of the unfair jibes often thrown at estate agents. Simon made the shock admission in a new tell-all radio interview, in which he admitted to presenter Jonathan Shalit: “After I left the music industry I was an estate agent for eight months.
Singer Lily Allen has laid into X Factor rapper Honey G, calling her “wrong on so many levels.” Speaking in a Radio One interview, the 31-year-old Smile singer said: “As far as I can tell she is a white lady that dresses up in Ali G, Goldie Lookin’ Chain kind of attire. So wrong on so many levels, I can’t even start to talk about it.” Lily is by no means the first person to brand the divisive 35-year-old rapper – real name Anna Georgette Gilford – as racist.
James Arthur reckons Channel 5 bosses offered him a staggering £250,000 to appear on the show – but even that wasn’t enough to tempt him. “I got offered loads of reality shows including I’m A Celebrity and Celebrity Big Brother,” he told The Daily Star. ”I’m a huge fan of [Celebrity Big Brother] but I don’t think there’s any chance I would be back at No.1 now if I’d gone down that route,” he explains.
X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger has hit out at claims that the show’s ‘jukebox’ is rigged – despite the fact it conveniently selected the theme ‘Fright Night’ for Halloween weekend. Speaking to The Sun, Nicole – who mentors the boys – claimed: “I genuinely think that it’s not fixed because I know every week I can’t pick my songs until we know what [theme] we’re doing – and the producers aren’t picking anything as well. The former Pussycat Doll is so adamant that the jukebox isn’t fixed that she even claimed that head judge, Simon Cowell, expected backlash from viewers when ‘Fright Night’ was selected.
Sharon Osbourne has blasted claims that her traumatic year has left her “mentally exhausted” - and says her weekend ‘brain freeze’ is just down to a hectic travel schedule. In case you missed it, the X Factor judge forgot the name of singer Saara Aalto for the SECOND time at the weekend.
X Factor star Gifty Louise Agyeman has revealed that she prevented a teenage fan from committing suicide after she received a series of desperate messages on Twitter.
Plenty of X Factor viewers have been urging Honey G not to give up the day job – but she may take some persuading if the company accounts are anything to go by. After stumbling across her profile on social networking site LinkedIn, The Sun has revealed that the 35-year-old rapper’s IT recruitment firm is worth just £1. The latest books filed to Companies House don’t exactly give SyCo Entertainment a run for its money.