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to hope Simon Cowell's ventures this autumn fall flat on their face?

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GetOrf · 01/06/2011 10:24

He is a vile creature imo.

I think people will look back on him in 20 years time and feel the same amount of derision for him as people of today feel towards Hughie Green.

I know that the country will go into a 4 months X factor worship as per usual, but I really hope it is unsucsessful this year. I used to watch it however I think it is a ghastly and manipulative gladiators arena. Cher Lloyd and Katie Waissel in particular last year were vilified. I just wish it would go away.

Ditto for his X Factor launch in american, I hope the americans raise 2 fingers to it and it is a flop.

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TotemPole · 01/06/2011 10:30


I like Simon Cowell. I don't suppose it matters whether they flop or not he has plenty in the bank.


bbbbob · 01/06/2011 10:33

YANBU I used to like Simon Cowell - admired his honesty. but things don't add up with him anymore.
Don't watch any of his programmes anymore, they have become very "samey samey".


TitsalinaBumSquash · 01/06/2011 10:34

I like Simon Cowell, he has always been very pleasant and friendly when i have met him. Although he did say my DS was adorable and that he liked my Christmas tree so maybe I am easily won. Grin


GetOrf · 01/06/2011 10:36

I think he used to be a lot more attractive (as a person) than he is now.

I just think the whole show is so contrived. I suppose that's the point, really.

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JessicaDrew · 01/06/2011 10:38

i agree Monday on BGT he said the bike guy was best act he'd seen all night (that was after pianoman) and before Roan, but when it came to vote he picked pianoman, the guy is just a control freek
urrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghh Angry


MonstaMunch · 01/06/2011 10:41

i vote with my remote control and dont watch anything like that

dont buy zeleb mags or watch any crap such as Katie Price or other non-entities

I value my intelligence wayyyyyyyyyyyy too much


troisgarcons · 01/06/2011 10:43

Well I don't suppose he and his multi-million pound fortune will lose much sleep over your thoughts OP.


katvond · 01/06/2011 11:00

I'm like monstamunch I vote with my remote control and don't watch any shite like that. I said to DD she can watch it in her bedroom if she wanted and she would rather watch spongebob, excellent taste she's got.
I'd rather watch paint dry then BGT or X factor. I don't care if Simon Cowell falls flat on his face.


annoyingdevil · 01/06/2011 11:13

Yes, we are being manipulated. His show (and related PR stunts, phoney sackings etc) are pulled in order gain more media coverage and to sell more records.

and don't get me started on his 'fake' straight relationships.


BornInAfrica · 01/06/2011 11:19

and don't get me started on his 'fake' straight relationships

And how is that any business of yours?


NulliusInVerba · 01/06/2011 11:20

annoyingdevil yes amazing how he is best friends for life with all his ex's isnt it?

C'mon, simon, its very cold out there in Narnia!!! We will still love you.....

As for x factor et al, they already are dying off. People are seeing through it (finally). I wouldnt put it past him to use his own cash to keep it looking popular though, then just cancel the series. His PR mind wouldnt let it die a death.


BornInAfrica · 01/06/2011 11:21

Anyway OP - YABU. What is it with people wishing failure on others? If you don't like Simon Cowell or his productions just don't bloody watch them but ffs take that cat's arse look off your face and post something intelligent.


JessicaDrew · 01/06/2011 11:26

although there is very little on TV more entertaining than these shows !!!!!
we have them all year long!!!!!!
Rock star to opera star is waiting round the corner!!!!!!
what next "news reader to tight roper walker"?????


GetOrf · 01/06/2011 11:29

I quite like the cat's bum look. I look like Dierdre Barlow's mother. Suits me.

borninafrica oh please. We are permitted to talk trivial shit on mumsnet. If it bothers you why don't you do something intelligent and ignore it if it upsets your sensibilities. Smile

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HugoFirst · 01/06/2011 11:30

who cares about saint stupid of cheryl

i haev heard he is very nice in rl
and not snooty and even let ONE OF MNHQ have a photo of herself with im


cantspel · 01/06/2011 11:34

I like Simon Cowell. I dont care if some of his shows are shit. It is what he has managed to do that i admire. He has gone from nothing having to go back home to live with his mum to mega riches.
He knows what the vast majority of the public what and he has supplied it and in the process made millons.


GetOrf · 01/06/2011 11:35

Oh god I couldn't give a fuck about Cheryl. Or Dannii. Or any of it.

Am just sick of 'im.

It's telly for the stoooopid. People take it so seriosuly.

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GetOrf · 01/06/2011 11:36

hugo is the lucky mumsnetter YOU by any chance?

Did you have a good look at the marvel that is his hairdo?

Was Sinitta glued to him at the time?

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ZZZenAgain · 01/06/2011 11:37

I do like Simon
True what you say about the show though


HugoFirst · 01/06/2011 11:37

no but i KNOW WHO IT WAS AND i have a copy of the pic somewehre scours hard drive

oh yes it was ...opens mouth


ZZZenAgain · 01/06/2011 11:37

I meant what you said before about it being a gladiator arena


GetOrf · 01/06/2011 11:39

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fatlazymummy · 01/06/2011 12:02

I haven't watched this since the 1st series, when I came to realise that it was all about the judges ,[especially Simon Cowell] rather than the contestants. Yes it is a massive manipulation and I choose not to participate.
I also never read Heat or any other 'celeb magazines' so the whole thing is quite easy to annoy. Along with Katie Price, Kerry Katona , Big Brother and all the rest of the crap.


fatlazymummy · 01/06/2011 12:02

Sorry meant avoid, not annoy.


HugoFirst · 01/06/2011 12:02

i cant say.
we will have to wait for the lady herslef

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