Charlotte Church has exclusively revealed why she has taken aim at X Factor, describing it as a “machine that kills music”.
Despite being one of those linked with a judging role on the show after the news that Louis Walsh would be leaving the TV talent search, the Welsh star admitted that while she had a meeting with X Factor bosses, there would be no way she would entertain a role on the show.
She blasted: “I got asked to do the X Factor job. I’d rather poke my eyes out with sticks than be a part of the machine that kills music.
“I had a meeting to ask about the level of involvement in the creative process I could have, and they basically said none unless it was in line with what was required.
“I wanted to see just how hard line it was. I found my answer and politely declined.”
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