X Factor could be rested for a few years before being brought back even stronger, its executive producer has claimed.
Richard Holloway discussed the show during a Royal Television Society event in London, and it isn’t good news for X Factor fans.
“[X Factor] will have a finite life span. But I think you then rest it, then you bring it back,” Billboard quotes him as saying.
“As long as we produce the show to a standard, which the public really, really wants to see… then there is no reason why we can’t produce it for years and years and years.”
Richard continued: “Viewing habits have changed enormously, especially in the last couple of years… we all got to appreciate that and kind of consider it more.”
“I think it could run for many, many years. It’s our most profitable show.”
Richard also spoke about further entertainment formats running their course: “You’ve got to say nothing’s for ever … an entertainment show will have a lifespan, whether it’s five years, two years or 10 years whatever it might be.”
The X Factor continues this Saturday on ITV.