(Telegraph) 'The X Factor could cause mental problems’. The X Factor is 'playing fast and loose with people's minds', according to the distinguished mental health campaigner Marjorie Wallace. It is Britain’s most popular television programme, but The X Factor has been accused of risking mental illness among some of its contestants by Marjorie Wallace. The chief executive of Sane, the mental health charity, says the talent show created by Simon Cowell is “playing fast and loose with people’s minds”. Click here to read more.