Simon Cowell Wasn't A Fan Of Judges Houses' Live Either...
At the weekend we saw for the first time the judges decide on who to take through from their judges' houses, live from a studio, complete with an audience.
It would be an understatement to say it didn't go down well with the viewers. With most agreeing it was chaotic and disliking the shouting audience.
It doesn't sound like Simon Cowell was a fan of the format too. Speaking backstage after the show to Radio Times, Simon was asked if they would repeat it again.
“Probably not. It was hell,” Simon admitted. “For the first time I now know what it feels like to be a contestant. On that stage listening to people boo you…”
"Then again, he said it does have its advantages: “This is the first time I've made a decision on Judges’ Houses as a member of the public. Normally I make it before I see it back and I always regret my decision, so this is easier in a way.”
On his choices of Max, Bupsi and Anton for the live shows, Simon admitted Jennifer was his orginial choice instead of Max saying It's been a very controversial 48 hours, I've got to be honest with you."
"But, start again next week and then they've got a point to prove and we'll see if we've made the right decisions or the wrong decisions.”