Craig Revel Horwood: The X Factor's 'had it's day'
Craig Revel Horwood insists Simon Cowell should stop making 'The X Factor' as it's "had its day" and has become all about the judges
Craig Revel Horwood says 'The X Factor' has "had its day".
The 49-year-old dancer is a judge on rival show 'Strictly Come Dancing' and insists that while the BBC One celebrity dance contest is as popular as ever, the ITV talent show has passed its peak.
Claiming Strictly had yet again had a "fabulous year", he said: "As for our rivals...to be honest, The X Factor's had its day."
Craig claims the show's judges - Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh, Cheryl Fernandez-Versini and Mel B - are too busy bickering with one another to find real talent.
He continued: "It's too much about the judges now."
The outspoken critic went on to slam the show for allowing Italian contestant Andrea Faustini to make it to this weekend's final.
Writing in his column for Woman magazine, he added: "There aren't any contestants you want to champion and there's no one left in Britain with the X Factor - that's why they've had to go to Italy."
However, while Craig isn't a fan of his main competitor, he admits he does have a soft spot for another reality series.
He added: "'Gogglebox is my favourite TV show. The gay guys are so funny but I love Steph and Dom - they're always drunk! It's hilarious to see them slagging me off on the show!"