Simon Cowell's talent show is certainly not having a good time of it at the moment, with viewers falling by the wayside and new judges Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw proving unpopular with viewers.

Now it's clear that Graham Norton is no longer a fan of The X Factor either, nor has he been in some time he has said. The Cork talk show presenter told Radio Times he hasn't watched the show in years, saying; "It just seems so long now - it's endless.

"Also, the people aren't very good, so to all the judges' comments of 'I'd buy your album tomorrow' you think, 'You're never having an album'. You wouldn't throw 50p at them if they were busking in the Tube."

Jeez. Say how you really feel Graham.

Update: And he did.

Norton tweeted the following this afternoon, clearly dismayed that he was suddenly the talk of the press over something that it doesn't even seem like he can remember saying and if he did, he certainly didn't say it recently.

At least it won't be awkward if/when Cheryl comes to sit on his couch later on in the year now.