A famous Brit comedian, Peter Kay, encapsulated what we were all thinking when he came out with a spoof reality show a year or so ago, to lift the lid on the formulaic crassness of it all.
At the time we had X Factor, Britains Got talent, Celebrities On Ice, Strictly Come Dancing etc etc.
His spoof show was called "Britain's got the Pop Factor and Possibly a New Celebrity Jesus Christ Soapstar Superstar Strictly on Ice".
He entered as Geraldine McQueen and roped in many well known faces to take part in the show ( judges, show hosts etc) and it was hilarious. Apparently, Cowell didn't see the funny side at all.
Here is a clip (warning....she swears a bit) of Kat Deeley, a well known "face" as host of the final, where she is about to announce the winner.
You must bear in mind that she is a sweet little goodie two shoes usually, which makes this clip all the funnier.....