Louis Walsh And Sharon Osbourne Are Staying On ‘The X Factor UK’
Simon Cowell is a guy who is used to getting his way on things. Not only is he the head judge on The X Factor UK, he’s also one of the main producers. So, it seems he wanted to get rid of all the judges and replace them with younger people to appeal to the youth. It looks like he succeeded with Nicole Scherzinger but the uberlords at ITV put the kibosh on getting rid of Louis and Sharon.
The reason being that Nicole’s contract was up but Louis and Sharon still had three more years on their deal. In order for ITV to fire them, they would have had to do a four million pound pay-off as well as finding the money to pay for the new talent. British TV channels don’t have the serious money that American networks have so it was really going to hurt the show economically.
What I’m curious about is how much friction there is going to be between Simon, Sharon, and Louis this season. Louis and Sharon know that Simon wanted to get rid of them. It will be like being on a judging panel with an ex-girlfriend.