Getting paid over Dhs1 million a year to judge singing hopefuls, you’d have thought the X Factor judges would at least have a professional working relationship. But since its launch we’ve seen strings of judges at each other’s throats. Sharon Osbourne and Dannii Minogue couldn’t find a nice word to say about each other, and Louis Walsh can’t seem to get on with anyone. Now 2011’s Kelly Rowland and Tulisa Contostavlos can’t even sit next to each other. Poor Gary Barlow said, “I have found it draining at times.” It must be so tough for him. With the same tired formula dragging on year after year, it’s no wonder the show’s rival Strictly Come Dancing has started to beat the X Factor in the TV ratings.