Faces of the day

Willy Moon and Natalie Kill's wedding day

Willy Moon and Natalie Kill’s wedding day

Today’s faces of the day have been removed as judges from New Zealand’s version of The X Factor but all may not be as it seems.

I don’t watch reality T.V myself but I assume that it is almost completely scripted despite its veneer of reality. Take ‘ Keeping up with the Kardashians,’ for example. Do you really believe it is all spontaneous? Something interesting needs to happen each episode to keep the audience tuned in. Real life simply does not deliver entertainment in such convenient bite sized chunks even when the protagonists are rich and apply their makeup with a trowel.

MediaWorks CEO, Mark Weldon, said that last night on The X Factor both Kills and Moon made comments that were completely unacceptable.

?While the judges on X Factor are expected to provide critiques of performances, we will not tolerate such destructive tirades from any of the judges,? Mr Weldon said.

?We no longer have confidence that Kills and Moon are the right people to perform the role of The X Factor judges, and they will leave the show, effective immediately ?

FremantleMedia Australia?s Director of Programming, Jonathon Summerhayes, says ?We are appalled at the very poor judgement and intention shown by Natalia Kills and Willy Moon. We 100% support TV3 and MediaWorks in their decision to remove them. The X Factor does not tolerate the behavior they displayed last night.?

The X Factor NZ Executive Producer, Andrew Szusterman, said TV3 had acted decisively and in the best interests of the contestants.

?We now need to move on, and give the contestants, and the public the competition that they deserve. Tonight?s show will be judged by Stan Walker and Mel Blatt. Two new judges will be announced before next week?s show.?