Cheryl Cole has potentially put her job on The X Factor up for redundancy after suggesting the judges vote should be scrapped altogether.
Cheryl’s opinion came as Simon Cowell revealed he is taking The X Factor to Las Vegas in a big to capture a global TV audience of 40 million, with an option for people to pay online to view the show.
But Cheryl Cole, 27, kicked off The X Factor changes, as she admitted: “I hate the vote-off with a deep passion. I do like it when the public has it’s say,” said the Girls Aloud singer.
Meanwhile, Cowell and his business partner, Sir Philip Green have unveiled their global ambition. Cowell – who earns £50 million per year – said the pair plan to stage two shows a week from Vegas and put them on the internet on a pay-per-view basis.
The plans would be to create a global X Factor circuit, similar to the Formula One circuit by staging different competitions in different places around the globe. The plan is the first stage in the pairs ambition to become the biggest TV enterprise in the world, taking on the likes of Disney head-on.
Sir Philip Green – the head of Marks & Spencer with a net worth of £4.3 billion – said in a recent interview: “The plan is to take it to Vegas, I’m not going to tell you with who, but the CEO of the venue is coming to see us next week. We’ll have a store. And it’ll all be online. You have 20, 30, 50 million people tuning in each week.“
He continued: “You bring two or three hundred million viewers to a venue – off we go! It’s taking it up a peg. The rest of the world is Part Two.“
Cowell and Green joined forces earlier this year, as they announced they’re teaming up to create a new global entertainment company. Rumours at the time included Cheryl Cole being the face of the company.
So would you pay to tune in via the Internet to watch such a show? Should the judges vote be scrapped altogether on The X Factor? Leave your thoughts in the comments below…