Louis Walsh thinks The Voice SHOULD be axed and The X Factor WILL be cancelled!
Louis Walsh is full of doom and gloom this week!
The X Factor judge has been predicting the downfall of two of the biggest and most popular TV shows on British TV and what’s worse, he’s been starring in one of them for the last nine years.
The Irish star thinks that the BBC should cancel their series The Voice, after they experienced a severe ratings slump during the live shows earlier this year. He thinks bosses would be better off paying American TV networks for their version of the talent competition and just air that instead.
“Personally, I would just cancel it. I would show the American one instead because that one works with Christina Aguilera and Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green.”
The former Westlife boss added:
“The BBC one didn’t work with Tom Jones, Jessie J, Will.i.am and that Irish guy from the Script, honestly, just cancel it.”
However, Louis didn’t limit his nay-saying to The Voice. The Irish star also turned his attention to ITV show The X factor, which he has judged on since it’s inception back in 2004.
The show lost millions of viewers last year, as it ran for the first time without Mr Nasty, Simon Cowell. The first five episodes of the 2012 series have failed to set the world alight either, attracting around eight million viewers per installment, in comparison to 10-11 million in the same weeks last year.
Walsh thinks that if things continue to decline in this way, bosses will put the show out of it’s misery and told Star magazine:
“I think it may end after one more year. I think the tenth season could be it.
“Then, I will just have time for myself!”
Louis wouldn’t be upset if it ended though, as he’s very much enjoyed his decade at the judging table. He continued:
“It has just been an amazing time for me, because the people I have met and friendships I’ve developed.
“I would like to get to the tenth series, have a decade on the show – I’m just happy to be working, to be honest.”
The X Factor continues tomorrow night and the last of the audition shows will go out on Saturday and Sunday evening. Next week we will move into bootcamp stage, then into judges houses and live shows will kick off at the start of October.
Insiders say that bosses have a number of tweaks and changes planned for the live shows, in a bid to persuade their missing viewers to tune in again. Do you think they’ll work? Do you agree with Louis? Leave your comments below…
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