Craig Revel Horwood: X Factor is past it

Acid-tongued 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge Craig Revel Horwood has slammed 'The X Factor' as ''past it''

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Craig Revel Horwood

Craig Revel Horwood has slammed 'The X Factor' as "past it".

The famously acid-tongued 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge thinks the rival show - which lost out in the ratings battle to the BBC One series for the first time ever this year - will be "lucky" to last another year on air after recording its lowest audience in four years.

He said: "It will be lucky to last another year. How many viewers have they lost this series? Three, four million? It's just been woeful. Where has all the talent gone? They showcase all the wrong types of acts.

"The UK is filled with so many amazing, talented singers but they were nowhere to be seen on screen. With shows like 'X Factor' and 'Strictly', you have to make it about the contestants, not the judges or the controversy.

"If you have good contestants with good fun, different personalities, you'll have a good show. That is why 'Strictly' will last 20 years and 'X Factor' is already past it."

Craig also took a swipe at 'X Factor' judges Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh, Tulisa Contostavlos and Kelly Rowland for making the show about themselves, and claimed this year's winners - girl group Little Mix - are "average" rejects.

He told The Sun newspaper: "Bruno, Len, Alesha and I don't make the show about us. We're not biased about performers. I mean, Gary Barlow praising Frankie Cocozza? Please.

"And look who won this year - a girl band made up of rejected average solo singers. That just sums up 'X Factor' this year."

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