Lily Allen 'will only judge X Factor if forced'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 May 2011
Lily Allen

Lily Allen

Lily Allen has joked that she will only be prepared to judge 'The X Factor' if music mogul and show boss Simon Cowell becomes an ''evil dictator'' and forces her against her will

Lily Allen will only judge 'The X Factor' if Simon Cowell becomes an "evil dictator".

The 'Smile' singer - who was widely rumoured to be joining Gary Barlow, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh on the ITV1 show's judging panel - admitted the only way the 51-year-old music mogul could convince her to assume a role on the talent search series is if he threatens to "hang, draw and quarter" her.

Writing on her twitter page, she said: "I'm not, I'm really really not.

"not unless Simon Cowell becomes an evil dictator and forces me to do it against my will or threatens to hang draw and quarter me which is actually not too far beyond the realms of possibility. So maybe..........(sic)"

The line-up of this year's 'X Factor' judging panel is still very much up in the air after Simon Cowell and Cheryl Cole quit to launch the show Stateside, with Take That singer Gary Barlow being the only star confirmed for a role so far.

However, Louis Walsh is likely to be disappointed at Lily's announcement, as he recently admitted while she and Gary would make "good" judges, there is nothing "set in stone".

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.

"There's nothing set in stone. I haven't seen a contract."

Lily Allen

Chart-topping sunny pop, often with a melancholy lyrical undertone or some caustic social comment, from one of the UK's most idiosyncratic stars.

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