Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 17 September 2014

Burke on Cowell's X Factor 'exit'

Alexandra Burke has been talking about Simon Cowell's future on The X Factor

Alexandra Burke has said it might be nice for X Factor judge Simon Cowell to "try something new".

The chart star, who won the ITV1 competition in 2008, told Daybreak presenter Christine Bleakley it would be "weird" for the show to continue without Simon, but that she understood why he might want to move on.

The Sun reports that Simon is considering leaving the ratings-winner after the current series to focus on its US counterpart, which begins in September next year.

Alexandra said: "It's hard to really say when you don't know the facts of it and when you don't know if it's completely true but I say, it's always nice to maybe try something new.

"I come from that show so to have Simon Cowell not be there would definitely be weird so to speak".

The singer, who wore a skimpy lace leotard to perform her new single Start Without You on the breakfast show, also said she had been in touch with her former mentor Cheryl Cole, whose divorce from footballer Ashley Cole was finalised last week and who has been recovering from a bout of malaria.

She said: "She's doing a lot better now, she's very well and she's very happy."

Nightlife Galleries

More

Latest Entertainment News

Latest Music News

Latest Film & TV News

Latest Eating Out News

Horoscopes

Your Horoscopes by Russell Grant

Virgo:

Your partner may be irresponsible with money and you're tired of paying the price for it. Keeping separate financial accounts may be the arrangement for the two of you. If your amour continues to accumulate debt without fear of the consequences, it may be time to part ways. You're a practical person who yearns for financial security. Putting money into a savings account gives you the freedom to travel, write and study. Don't be ashamed of your needs; they encompass your personality.More