Another series of X Factor is ending without unearthing a new commercial star, which can’t be great news for Simon Cowell’s label, Syco. Nor can the fact that Sonny Takhar, the label's
president, has just left too.
The Syco company line is that Sonny’s departure was entirely amicable, but gossip at his very lavish leaving do was all about how he’d been given the elbow for failing to sign up any of the One Direction boys on solo deals after the split.
Sonny also appears to have sent a nicely subtle fuck-you to his ex-boss too. It seems his next career move is setting up a rights company to handle music
acts. And who has Sonny been citing as his big inspiration for this development?