‘The X-Factor’ starts this Saturday on ITV (8-9.15pm), except this season it is all change. Three new judges: Gary Barlow, Kelly Rowland, Tulisa. The first two of them are terminally dull (no Barlow, we’re not buying you as the new Mr. Nasty). The last only dubiously qualified (although no more so than Danni Minogue, we suppose, and even more primed to clash with gnarled veteran Louis Walsh). And millions of viewers are guaranteed, especially with the launch cannily finishing just before that night’s Celebrity Big Brother. Reports from the live auditions may have suggested a lack of spark, but it’s highly unlikely any of that will survive the editing suite. Like it or not, you’ll be talking, tweeting and complaining about ‘The X-Factor’ all the way up to Christmas…Who’s your favourite addition to the new panel? Leave your comment below.
For info, see xfactor.itv.com.