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Music producer and reality show judge Simon Cowell is not thinking about discontinuing The X Factor, regardless The Voice is proceeding to ITV. The fifth series is going to be the last session for BBC as the company declined to stay in the bidding war to run it. The director general, Lord Hall is going to declare the news this week. And The Voice will be aired on ITV. ITV offered a huge amount of money for the show and they will even telecast a kid’s version of The Voice.
Simon Cowell said that The X Factor still agitates him and he likes exploring new pop stars. He told the Sunday’s Event magazine that he has no plan to discontinue The X Factor as it still excites him and he experiences the emotion of discovering the latest big talent. He added that if he doesn’t feel the way he feels, the program will go off air. But the time hasn’t come yet. He still has great excitement and respect for the show.
Performing director of BBC TV, Mark Linsey said that a broadcaster has spoiled The Voice whereas Hall said that he believes that ITV will do their best with the show. He also said that when people ask him what is his opinion about this show, he believes that they have done a brilliant job. The voice is truly a nice program. He is sad that the show is moving, but on the other hand, he has trust on ITV that it will preserve the flavor of the show and make it a continuous success. The executive producer of the show is John de Mol and in the UK, Wall to Wall and Talpa Media produces the show. Rumors are spread, but ITV is still silent. They didn’t make any comment on broadcast rights or anything else.
In 2016, Simon’s another show Britain’s Got Talent will be back on ITV along with The X Factor. People think that the telecaster will regenerate those shows from 2017.