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Entertainment Simon Cowell reveals that X Factor judges were paid 'crazy' salaries

05:35  10 april  2022
05:35  10 april  2022 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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The X factor left screens in 2018, after an extremely successful 14 year run on ITV.

But Simon Cowell has revealed that the myriad of famous judges were paid an outrageous amount to appear on the long-running talent show.

The 62-year-old starred as a head judge on-and-off of the show, alongside artists such as Cheryl, Dannii Minogue, Nicole Scherzinger, Robbie and Ayda Williams.

Extravagant: Simon Cowell has revealed that former X Factor judges were paid outrageous salaries for the talent show (L-R Dannii Minogue, Louis Walsh, Cheryl Tweedy, Simon Cowell in 2010) © Provided by Daily Mail Extravagant: Simon Cowell has revealed that former X Factor judges were paid outrageous salaries for the talent show (L-R Dannii Minogue, Louis Walsh, Cheryl Tweedy, Simon Cowell in 2010)

In a chat with The Sun, Simon revealed that the salaries got 'too crazy', saying: 'The salaries got out of whack. I'd be a hypocrite if I said I hadn't made a lot of money.

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'But it got too crazy. And, going back to The X Factor, I'm not even sure artists should be judging other artists. I think it's in their DNA to want to find a star.'

It was axed in 2018 after ratings began to drop on the Saturday night staple, after stars such as One Direction, Little Mix, Olly Murs and James Arthur all rose to fame from the show.

Crazy: In a chat with The Sun, Simon revealed that the salaries got 'too crazy', saying: 'The salaries got out of whack. I'd be a hypocrite if I said I hadn't made a lot of money' © Provided by Daily Mail Crazy: In a chat with The Sun, Simon revealed that the salaries got 'too crazy', saying: 'The salaries got out of whack. I'd be a hypocrite if I said I hadn't made a lot of money' Famous faces: He starred as a head judge on-and-off of the show, alongside artists such as Cheryl Tweedy, Dannii Minogue, Nicole Scherzinger, Robbie and Ayda Williams and many more (pictured in 2010) © Provided by Daily Mail Famous faces: He starred as a head judge on-and-off of the show, alongside artists such as Cheryl Tweedy, Dannii Minogue, Nicole Scherzinger, Robbie and Ayda Williams and many more (pictured in 2010)

But despite The X Factor being away for four years, Simon is considering what he would do different if the show came back today - admitting he'd go 'back to basics'

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He explained: 'It's a tricky one but there are hundreds of people who still want to be pop stars. We'd have to go back to basics. When we first started the show it was very simple with unique elements. I'd argue you can't make a better music show than that.'

The high budget show would fly off to lavish destinations for the Judges' houses portion of the series, alongside bringing in a host of A-listers to perform weekly on the show.

Jet-setting: The high budget show would fly off to lavish destinations for the Judges' houses portion of the series (Simon pictured at Judges Houses with long-term pal and ex-girlfriend Sinitta) © Provided by Daily Mail Jet-setting: The high budget show would fly off to lavish destinations for the Judges' houses portion of the series (Simon pictured at Judges Houses with long-term pal and ex-girlfriend Sinitta) Belt it out: Star-studded performances often took place on the high-budget show (Former judge Nicole Sherzinger with contestant Jahmene Douglas in 2012) © Provided by Daily Mail Belt it out: Star-studded performances often took place on the high-budget show (Former judge Nicole Sherzinger with contestant Jahmene Douglas in 2012)

While judges would sign outrageous contracts to return to the fan favourite talent show each year.

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But it seems like it may not be returning anytime soon, as Simon seems more occupied with family life with his son Eric and fiancé Lauren Silverman - who he recently proposed to.

Simon, who has never been married before, has given up his bachelor lifestyle as a new family man -  as he seems to be taking a step back from hid previously hectic life.

Committing: But it seems like it may not be returning anytime soon, as Simon seems more occupied with family life with his son Eric and fiancé Lauren Silverman - who he recently proposed to © Provided by Daily Mail Committing: But it seems like it may not be returning anytime soon, as Simon seems more occupied with family life with his son Eric and fiancé Lauren Silverman - who he recently proposed to Read more

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