Kimberly Wyatt is 'no Simon Cowell'
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 January 2011
'Got to Dance' judge Kimberley Wyatt doesn't like being compared to ''nasty'' Simon Cowell and maintains she took up a role on the Sky1 show for the talent, not to create a TV persona
Kimberly Wyatt hates being compared to Simon Cowell.
The former Pussycat Dolls singer - who is a tough-talking judge on Sky1 talent show 'Got to Dance' - finds comparisons with the notoriously hard-tongued music mogul unfair.
She said: "It blows my mind that people compare me to Simon Cowell. I don't see myself as nasty."
The 28-year-old star also explained she was in the show for the talent, not to create a TV persona for herself, and she hopes her criticism will help young dancers with their careers.
She added to the Daily Star newspaper: "I'm in the show for the dancers, not to create a Cowell-style personality. I'm giving my absolute all honesty. I just pull from my own experiences as a competition kid and what helped me graduate as a dancer.
"It was the constructive criticism I got from judges that helped me and even if I didn't win a competition, at least I had their knowledge to take with me and help me grow."