Paul Weller too embarrassed for talent shows
- Bang Showbiz
- 10 April 2012
This article is from 2012.
Paul Weller would be "too embarrassed" to appear on a TV talent show such as 'The X Factor' or 'The Voice'
Paul Weller would be "too embarrassed" to appear on a TV talent show.
The 'That Dangerous Age' hitmaker is not a fan of reality TV singing shows such as 'The X Factor' and 'The Voice' and feels the people who audition for them are all style over substance.
He told Radio Times magazine: "I'd be too embarrassed to be on those shows. You get some of these kids who think they're a little bit 'edgy', got a bit of a Pete Doherty haircut.
"You're not edgy, really, mate. Otherwise you wouldn't be on an effing talent show, would you?"
However, Paul - who's 11th solo album, 'Sonik Kicks', was a number one album in the UK last month - admitted he does watch 'The X Factor' with his young daughter.
He told NME.com: "OK I'll admit that I watch it but I don't watch it religiously. If I'm sat there with my daughter and she's watching then I will. I've got to haven't I?
"But I can't say I'm an avid fan."
Paul has also recently said he will be working with singer and songwriter Miles Kane on new material.
He said: "We've set aside a couple of dates in April when I'm going to do some writing with him," he said. "I like him, he's done well."