We are an X factor watching family. However, sometimes we have to watch it separately! Why? Because Jonny and I divide dramatically on our opinions.
I love to hear peoples back stories. How they got there. Why there are auditioning. What makes them think they can win. Why they couldn’t make it on their own. Especially when people have had a tough time or gone through huge ordeals to get to where they are now. I am quite happy to shed a tear or two for the emotional stories. I like to root for inspiring and determined people who have overcome obstacles.
Jonny… hates hearing the stories. He gets stroppy, sarcastic and moans at “all the sob stories”. He feels that the stories outshine the talent and that some of the contestants only do well because of their stories.
So to avoid rows… we often watch the X factor separately.
Bunny, however, who has always had a huge interest in fashion and fashion design, loves looking at the outfits and commenting on the outifts, even more than the singing! Particularly the judges, who always look phenomenal. So I decided to put together a quick mood board of the kind of dresses I would wear if I got to be an X-factor judge for the day…
Unbelievably – two of those dresses only cost £18 to buy online! I wouldn’t recommend adding the bracelet to your Christmas list though – not unless you have a spare £115k *gasps*.
So here’s where I come clean… I am a betting woman. I like the odd flutter here and there. Only £1 or so, but still… it gets the adrenaline racing. I found out the other day, that you can actually bet on the X Factor! So now, for me, the X-factor has just gotten ten times more interesting!
The finals are always the night we watch the X Factor together as a family. There is a little bickering and a few “I told you so’s”, but it’s a great excuse to get some good snacks and drinks in and veg out on the sofa for some family time.
In exchange for writing this post, I was given a voucher to cover the cost of a good family night in, watching the Xfactor.