Simon Cowell reveals he’s AXED The X Factor theme tune as it’s ‘the worst he’s ever heard’

Simon Cowell reveals he’s AXED The X Factor theme tune as it’s ‘the worst he’s ever heard’… as mogul gears up for Celebrity and All-Star series

It is the iconic talent show which gives singing hopefuls a shot a superstardom.

But Simon Cowell has revealed he is making a drastic change to The X Factor ahead the new series this year, by axing the theme tune.

The music mogul, 59, who co-wrote the synth-heavy tune which has been the soundtrack to many Saturday nights, called the intro music ‘the worst he’s ever heard’ in a candid interview with The Mirror. 

See ya! Simon Cowell has revealed he is making a drastic change to The X Factor ahead the new series this year, by axing the theme tune

See ya! Simon Cowell has revealed he is making a drastic change to The X Factor ahead the new series this year, by axing the theme tune

He said: ‘We’re scrapping the theme song. I can’t listen to that again. I will never hear it again.

‘It is one of the worst theme songs I’ve ever heard. I’m asking around in LA to see if someone can write us something new.’

The attack on the theme tune comes ahead of the launch of two new series of The X Factor- the All-Star and Celebrity versions. These will take the place of the show’s traditional format. 

Simon also revealed he plans to overhaul the set to keep the show ‘fresh’, and comes after the show has faced dwindling ratings.

He said: 'It is one of the worst theme songs I've ever heard. I'm asking around in LA to see if someone can write us something new' (above with Louis Tomlinson on the panel)

He said: ‘It is one of the worst theme songs I’ve ever heard. I’m asking around in LA to see if someone can write us something new’ (above with Louis Tomlinson on the panel)

Celebrity X Factor will see judges Louis Walsh and and Nicole Scherzinger return to the panel, with an American producer joining Louis and Simon on the All-Stars panel 

This comes amid claims Simon  is about to sign a multi-million pound deal with ITV.

According to The Mirror, the music mogul told TV sources that the deal will keep The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent on air until at least the end of 2022.

The high-profile talent shows were started by Simon in 2004 and 2007 and have continued to rake in viewers and discover talent and superstars since.   

According to The Mirror, insiders have claimed that the upcoming contract will be similar to Simon’s previous deal with ITV, which reportedly earned him £25million. 

Lost the X Factor; He said: 'We're scrapping the theme song. I can't listen to that again. I will never hear it again'

Lost the X Factor; He said: ‘We’re scrapping the theme song. I can’t listen to that again. I will never hear it again’

The source said: ‘There have been meetings recently between Simon’s producers and ITV executives to thrash out some of the details, but Simon is already planning how to build on the shows’ successes on ITV.’  

‘Whilst there may be some details in the paperwork still to be ironed out, from a fans’ point of view it is a three-year deal which means these much loved shows will remain on ITV for a long time to come.’ 

The Mirror also reported on Simon’s shows statistics. The publication wrote: ‘The X Factor final in December pulled in a peak of 7.5 million viewers, up 500,000 on the previous year. The Britain’s Got Talent final in June was watched by 9.7 million’. 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, the music industry icon is thought to be worth almost £500 million.  

Comeback: Celebrity X Factor will see judges Louis Walsh and and Nicole Scherzinger return to the panel (above in 2017), with an American producer joining Louis and Simon on the All-Stars pane

Comeback: Celebrity X Factor will see judges Louis Walsh and and Nicole Scherzinger return to the panel (above in 2017), with an American producer joining Louis and Simon on the All-Stars pane

Via Source