Simon Cowell says there's "no end in sight" for The X Factor UK

Simon Cowell

The X Factor boss Simon Cowell has declared there is no plans to end the UK version fo the show.

The music mogul insisted that the ITV1 series wasn't at risk after this year's declining ratings.

Although we expect another reshuffle on the panel could be on the cards next year if things fail to improve.

THis year's show has so far been some 2 to 3 million viewers down on last year's highs, and some 5 million viewers down on the peaks that the show was getting when Cheryl Cole and Simon were on the panel together.

X Factor supremo Simon Cowell said there is "no end in sight" for his hit show despite falling audiences for the new series.

Some episodes have been the lowest rated for nearly five years, although the most recent instalment, which saw the finalists revealed, logged a series high.

Speaking to Broadcast magazine, Simon conceded that competition such as Strictly Come Dancing and The Voice UK may be having an impact.

He said: "Credit to The Voice, they came up with a twist with the spinning chairs. Where shows like that or Strictly and the X Factor benefit each other is that they have to improve to keep pace with one another."

And on reality TV shows in general as well as The X Factor, Simon commented: "I see no end in sight. If you've got the budget and the appetite for reinvention, I see no reason they can't be like Christmas - something you always look forward to."

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