Simon Cowell has blasted previous contestants of The X Factor as being fame-hungry.
The judge is seemingly sick of people using the competition as a way of gaining fame through any means possible: “There are people who come on this show who just want fame. They’ll do anything afterwards because that’s why they’ve entered The X Factor.”
Hmm, we wonder if Simon was referring to a certain Jake Quickenden, who entered the I’m A Celebrity jungle not long after his elimination from the singing competition…
He also defended contestants in the competition that are serious about music, such as Fleur East and Ben Haenow, saying they are genuine about making it in the music industry.
Simon also spoke about how he has enjoyed doing the show this season and says he hopes to expand the X Factor reach for new talent: “I still think we’re not looking everywhere for talent so I’m going to increase how we reach out next year, may take mobile units around the country. I want the net wider.”
Wow – it sounds as if The X Factor isn’t going anywhere for a long time yet!