It probably won’t come as a surprise to many, but X Factor boss and TV mogul Simon Cowell really has no love for the BBC’s rival talent show contest ‘The Voice’.
The 52-year-old entrepreneur launched his scathing barbs on the BBC’s own Radio 4 Today show. When asked about ‘The Voice’, Cowell said:
“That show puzzles me because it starts off and ‘it’s all about the voice’. So my first thought is, ‘Why isn’t this on radio?’ because what’s the point in looking at them. Then suddenly I’m watching it a week or two weeks ago and it’s the same as The X Factor. they’ve got dancers behind them, graphics, lights. Same show. I see a lot of shows trying to rip us off. If you try and rip somebody off it always looks like a bad copy.”
Nice. Although given his direct and blunt criticism that he’s famous for on the ‘X Factor’ this sounds about right for Mr Cowell. He has, however, been rumoured to have been in “secret” talks with to produce a new TV series with the BBC.