Noel Gallagher turns down X Factor
- Bang Showbiz
- 8 April 2011
Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has reportedly turned down a deal to judge 'The X Factor'
Noel Gallagher has reportedly turned down a deal to judge 'The X Factor'.
The former Oasis guitarist was reportedly offered more than £1 million to replace show chief Simon Cowell on the panel, and promised a change to appear on the US version of the show.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "Noel was offered a head-spinning amount of cash. He could name his price.
"Simon promised global fame and a crack at the US panel in future years. He was setting it up to make the show his own and fill his boots."
Noel turned down the deal because he would have had to put his solo music career on hold and he feels a "duty" to provide an alternative to brother and ex-bandmate Liam Gallagher's new band, Beady Eye.
Early auditions for the new series of 'The X Factor' have already started, despite the final judging panel yet to be finalised.
Of last year's four judges, Simon and Cheryl Cole are expected to depart in order to work on the US version of the show, while Louis Walsh and Dannii Minogue have yet to been given contracts.
Louis said he still expects to return to the programme earlier this week however, and also tipped Take That musician Gary Barlow and pop singer Lily Allen to join him and Dannii.
He said: "I've heard people say Gary Barlow and Lily Allen could be in the running. They'd make good judges and I'd like to see Dannii back."