Stakes have to be raised or the show just becomes stale

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Is X-Factor too tough on the contestants? Of course it is. Is 16 too young to be on the show? Of course it’s not.

Is anything Louis Walsh says either interesting or constructive? Of course it’s not.

ITV needs to make this show more entertaining year after year. The stakes need to be raised otherwise it becomes stale.

We know how we all love drama and suspense and this show delivers in buckets.

Everyone has an opinion, even if you say you never watch it. You could be 16 or 60, if you can’t handle the pressure you will crack.

The show becoming more brutal and contestants being exploited is not the reason for the fall in audience. The greed of lengthy ad breaks is!