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Reality TV needs to be more inclusive for Eton & Oxbridge graduates

A Social Mobility Commission study has discovered that those who really run the UK are woefully under-represented on the only thing that matters to the British public – Talent Shows. As a new season of the X Factor begins on Saturday, Simon Cowell has been forced to admit that very few senior diplomats, civil servants or ‘people like Steve Brookstein’ will be appearing on the programme.

While small elites, educated at independent schools, still dominate the business and political world, they are being excluded from trying to pronounce Cheryl Cole’s new surname. A Child Poverty spokeswoman said: ‘An infant born to millionaire parents, regardless of ability, can expect to run a major corporation or political party but they will never get the chance to meet Ant & Dec. This is wrong. It’s just wrong. Social mobility should be for everyone, not just the Shanes and Chers of the world.’

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Posted: Aug 29th, 2014
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‘Britain’s Got Judges’ uncovering the best new talent show judges

Louis Walsh didn't even make Boot Camp‘Judging is my dream. I’ve been judging in pubs and clubs for years now and this is my last chance. This means everything to me. If only me nan was here…’

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Posted: Dec 10th, 2013
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Al-Qaeda postpones terror campaign until end of Strictly and X-Factor

bombing Dusseldorf to wait until Anne's danced the rumbaAl-Qaeda is struggling to secure sufficient numbers of bombers during the current series of Strictly Come Dancing and X-Factor.

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Posted: Nov 25th, 2013
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Biography of next year’s X-Factor winner goes on sale today

it won't be WagnerFollowing much excitement and anticipation, publishers have today launched the biography of next year’s X-Factor winner. The book, entitled ‘Next Year’s Winner: My Story’, provides the public with an intimate and revealing portrait of the singer they will grow to love only eight months from now.

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Posted: Dec 26th, 2010
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