Little Mix may have found fame on The X Factor, but they believe the show has become "a bit predictable". The Black Magic singers, who won the show in 2011, said they think the show should be taken off screens for a few years to leave viewers wanting more.
Speaking to Digital Spy, Jade Thirlwall explained: "I think The X Factor is a brilliant show, but it has [been on] every year and maybe people will appreciate it more.
Little Mix said The X Factor has got "a bit predictable"
"Like, you know when you split up with someone and then you get back with them and it's even better?"
Jesy Nelson added: "It's getting a bit predictable. You kind of know what's going to happen. Simon's going to go [raises hand], 'Give me another song,' and all that. I feel like I literally know what's going to happen next. It's like watching a film you've seen ten times."
Little Mix have been one of the most successful acts from X Factor UK; as the first group to win the show, they have landed two top ten albums in both the UK and America, and reached number one with their most recent single Black Magic.
Little Mix won the show in 2011
However they are not the only people to suggest that the format has become a bit tired, with the show's executive producer Richard Holloway recently admitting that bosses are considering giving the Saturday night talent contest a break in the future.
The 2015 series reportedly had a disappointing launch, with an average of 7.1 million viewers – the lowest audience for a launch show in a decade – and will face more competition when Strictly Come Dancing returns on Saturday.
One Direction star Louis Tomlinson will reportedly be joining Simon Cowell at judges' houses in a bid to attract more viewers, but former judge Louis Walsh has his own theory of why the show has not been as popular this series.
He told ITV's Lorraine: "I'm missed and Dermot's missed – let's be honest!"