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October 31, 2006

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matt

It's very appropriate for you to have quoted a highlight concerning Simon Fuller. The article notes that Fuller created the Spice Girls and S Club 7, but there's more to it than that. The Spice Girls had already formed when they hired Fuller as manager in 1994. They fired him after 3 years. Fuller created S Club 7 from scratch specifically so that he'd have complete control over them. Pop Idol just televises the creation of S Club-type acts. So, yes, it's definitely about the money, but for Fuller, the key player behind Pop Idol, it probably started off as about control / job security.

james higham

The Monkeys were possibly the first of this ilk.

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James

So, yes, it's definitely about the money, but for Fuller, the key player behind Pop Idol, it probably started off as about control / job security

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