It's that time of year again and as Chris Brown gears up to release another lackslustre album, our own lacklustre TV phenomenon returns for yet another series.
It started off in 2004 and Louis Walsh is still hanging around, a stench emenating from every pore of his ungodly visage as he applauds more and more of the strangest people to have ever walked this earth. This stench is not wasted on the flaring nostrils of Sharon Osbourne, who has returned to the show (having previously left because of Dannii Minogue). Armed with a slur of wispy British-accented insults and a face stretched back to the 70s, she will prove a nice counter-balance to the inept judgments of Nicole Scherzinger, who is as stupid as she is talented and attractive. Finally, there's Gary Barlow, who's alright (but still no Simon).
This time around, they have brought back the Audition Room as well as the Osbourne trite. Having been replaced for the value of a live audience in recent years, promoters have clearly come to realise that the audience are just too damn stupid to listen to anymore. Besides, it means the Live Show will appear as distinctive again, for a change. Here's the trailer:
X Factor returns August 31st at 8pm, do not miss!