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The people making a difference: the public health champion who met his hero, Simon Cowell
Alfred Oyekoya helped boost vaccine takeup in Swansea’s BAME community – and was rewarded by visiting the set of Britain’s got talenthe man who

Sirin Kale

04, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Kim Kardashian for president! How my obsession with reality TV got out of control
From Wife Swap to Big Brother to Towie, Sirin Kale has been a proud and passionate reality TV addict since her tweens. But as she delved deeper for her new podcast, she came face to face with its dark side

Sirin Kale

13, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Britain’s Got Talent: will Simon Cowell ever stop? Not until the sun engulfs the earth
We’re in danger of the tight-faced vampire king carrying on as long as Bruce Forsyth. But even after all these years, his show’s dark alchemy will make you fully commit

Joel Golby

16, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘I thought, what would Prince do?’ How we made Bleeding Love by Leona Lewis
‘It came out a year after I won The X Factor. I was worried people might have forgotten me, but the song became so huge I still can’t explain it’

Interviews by Dave Simpson

14, Feb, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Simon Cowell’s new show beaten in ratings by Only Connect
Walk the Line attracted only 3 million viewers for its hyped launch episode on Sunday night

Jim Waterson Media editor

17, Dec, 2021 @4:04 PM

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Walk the Line: has Simon Cowell finally created the cruellest reality show ever?
This tedious X-Factor follow-up bins off most singers into oblivion. Even its winners can walk away with nothing

Stuart Heritage

13, Dec, 2021 @2:32 PM

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Car crash TV: why Simon Cowell’s take on Top Gear is the last thing we need
With The X Factor now consigned to the dustbin of television history, Cowell is said to be releasing his inner Jeremy Clarkson with a motoring show. Haven’t we suffered enough?

Michael Hogan

16, Aug, 2021 @11:53 AM

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Pop maestro Simon Cowell finally bows to the public’s resounding ‘no’ vote | Rebecca Nicholson
The X Factor won’t be returning to our screens. It had long outstayed its welcome

Rebecca Nicholson

31, Jul, 2021 @4:30 PM

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It’s a no from me: ITV confirms The X Factor will not be back
No plans for a new series, says broadcaster, with Simon Cowell reportedly not keen to carry on

Kevin Rawlinson and agency

29, Jul, 2021 @2:57 PM

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The X Factor: Simon Cowell’s show is dead – but it has been for years
ITV is cancelling the TV talent show before it ‘fizzles out with a whimper’. After a decade of plummeting ratings, we remember its highs, lows … and Chico Time

Stuart Heritage

29, Jul, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Little Mix: Confetti review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
Liberated from Simon Cowell, Britain’s biggest girl band are free to make the music they want. But it sounds strangely familiar…

Alexis Petridis

05, Nov, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Scoob review – scrappy animated reboot is a ruff ride
A messy and mystery-free relaunch of the classic animation tries, and fails, to update the formula, adding a charmless superhero spin

Benjamin Lee

15, May, 2020 @7:01 AM

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