The X Factor contestant Chico Slimani, who competed in the 2005 season, has defended the programme. Following news that Simon Cowell’s company Syco was dealing with allegations of mistreatment from former participants, former X Factor performer Chico defended the programme.
Simon Cowell and his business SyCo Entertainment are the creators of the popular reality music programme, which debuted in 2004. A number of acts, such as Little Mix, JLS, and One Direction, have become famous as a result.
However, it has been rumoured that a number of former participants are preparing to sue Cowell’s company SyCo.
However, what are the allegations against SyCo, who is making them, what did Chico say, and what is the potential financial impact of any legal action?
What are SyCo’s alleged wrongdoings and what has the company said?
According to a story in The Sunday Mirror, SyCo is the target of lawsuits from five solo acts and one group.
According to them, participating in X Factor resulted in “bullying, harassment, and neglect.”
The Sunday Mirror quoted one complainant as saying, “Being on the show was a dreadful experience. As a result, we have been in pain for a long time. It’s terrible. Five former actors and I have decided to work together to seek the justice we believe we are due.
Simon needs to accept accountability. Our inability to make money for extended periods of time cost us a lot of money that we needed to deal with the trauma left over from the show.
They added: “Getting on the show was like winning the jackpot because so many contestants come from disadvantaged homes. You are given the opportunity to live the dream, but once the show is over, you are left to fend for yourself in the real world with no support.
The show business mogul Cowell is not accused of knowing about or being personally involved in the incidents or behaviour mentioned by the group, according to The Mirror, which also stated that SyCo was contacted for comment.
The X Factor has said what?
“Welfare of individuals taking part is our No. 1 priority,” an X Factor spokeswoman stated. “We have comprehensive systems and welfare teams in place to ensure support is always available.” Although The X Factor has been off the air for a while, we are still willing to talk with anyone who cares to address their concerns even if we are not aware of any legal claims being made against it.
Who said anything, Chico?
What time is it? was Chico Slimani’s catchphrase when he debuted on the programme in 2005. He later went on to release the smash song “It’s Chico time,” which was titled after him.
Speaking on GB News Breakfast, the 50-year-old contestant who advanced to the X Factor quarterfinals defended the programme, saying, “In terms of my time on the show, I’ve got nothing to complain about in any way shape or form because we were looked after by our own mentors who gave us songs we all had to agree on.”
It was widely believed that you were pleased to perform that song. As far as I’m concerned, it’s perplexing to me when I hear this and the assertions being made.
” “One thing I would say is that the difference back in my day, seventeen years ago, was that we didn’t have social media so that didn’t follow us around 24/7,” he continued. “However, I have to add that it was absolutely fantastic as far as the well-being of those who were participating in the event at the time. Simon told me directly that the series I was working on served as a model for the others that came after.
The X Factor: Is it still on?
No, the fifth-to-last season of the UK programme debuted in 2018. The X Factor ran two spin-off series in 2019 before taking a break in 2020: The X Factor: Celebrity and The X Factor: Band.
A representative for ITV stated in a statement from the previous year that there were “no current plans” for the show’s future series.