Paul Weller too embarrassed for talent shows

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 10 April 2012

This article is from 2012.

Paul Weller

Paul Weller

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."

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