Staff on The X Factor have vowed to hit back at the BBC after they accused the corporation of using dirty tricks to up the profile of Strictly Come Dancing.
X-Factor judge Simon Cowell was livid after the BBC revealed the 12 final acts on the web – 24 hours before the show was broadcast earlier this month.
According to the Daily Star insiders on the X Factor are planning to get even by revealing who gets booted off rival show Strictly Come Dancing before it is shown on Sundays.
Cowell admitted he was fuming, he said, "We pay their wages through the BBC licence fee. We do not pay them to ruin people's enjoyment of TV shows. It's incredibly stupid."
X Factor bosses contacted the BBC to complain who then deleted the leaked details from its website after saying the leak was done "in error."