Simon Cowell tips The Voice to last for a 'long time'

Simon Cowell tips The Voice to last for a 'long time'

Simon Cowell thinks 'The Voice' will continue for a "long time".

The 'X Factor' boss has revealed he thinks the ITV singing competition's rival BBC show will continue to air over the next few years despite its failure to produce big stars and hit songs while his show has launched the careers of musical talent such as One Direction and Olly Murs.

He said: "My gut feeling is there are now four talent shows that will probably last for quite a long time and that's 'The X Factor', 'Britain's Got Talent', 'Strictly [Come Dancing]' and 'The Voice'

"I think that's enough. Any more than that will be a problem."

The 55-year-old music mogul is set to return as a judge on his other ITV show, 'Britain's Got Talent', this weekend and he's confessed he's taken a new "nosy" approach to contestants.

He shared: "I think the public at home feel the same way. Sometimes when you ask these questions you really get to know whether the person is sincere and whether they are serious about this - and so it helps me make a decision.

"Actually, if you like the person before they have performed then they stand a better chance."