Sorry, Simon Cowell – people aren’t down with the idea of X Factor: The Band.
RadioTimes.com launched a quick poll to get fan reactions to Cowell’s last-minute decision to scrap X Factor: All Stars in favour of a series in search of the next big group.
But 69 per cent would rather see All Stars, which was expected to see Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke return.
Others expressed a strong desire for Cowell to scrap X Factor altogether, with one branding it “uninspiring c*** telly”.
“Not gonna lie, I’d rather watch neither. The show has gone far too downhill now, needs to end,” tweeted another.
“Neither…had its day…move on…please…,” wrote a third.
Cowell said that he had come up with the idea before Little Mix announced they will front new BBC show The Search, which will see the group – who found fame on The X Factor in 2011 – looking for singers to form a new band.
“I was asked to co-produce the show last year by Little Mix’s management,” Cowell told The Sun.
“I told them the problem was we have a conflict of interest because we are launching The X Factor: The Band in 2020. We were told their show was going to launch in 2021.”
An ITV spokesperson said: “Simon Cowell and The X Factor have discovered some of the biggest pop groups in history, including One Direction, Fifth Harmony and Little Mix.
“Now the aim is to find the new superstar group – though now in record-breaking time.”
Cowell is currently in search of a star on X Factor: Celebrity, which saw Jonny Labey and Victoria Ekanoye booted off this weekend.