I don’t think any of us can compete with Cowell. He is the best at what he does.
I don’t think you’ll ever be happy about anything unless you’ve done it.
I might do ‘X Factor’ next year. It’s looking good that I won’t get the sack at Christmas.
I quite like being who I am.
I’m not a good time-off person. I’m awful on holiday. It comes from having that period when I didn’t work. That really was the worst bit.
It wasn’t not being famous any more, or even not being a recording artist. It was having nobody who needed me, no phones ringing, nothing to do. Because I’m still too young to do nothing. I was only 24 when all that happened. Now, at 40, I feel I’ve got more to give than I ever have.
The trouble with the artists this year is they are all obsessed with Twitter and headlines. It feels like they are all getting a bit above themselves.
We are all lucky to be here, we are lucky to be on stage and have millions of people watch us.
We are constantly reminding them that they are in a competition. I had a word with all my contestants and I know Kelly Rowland had a word with hers. It’s reality check time.