Noel Gallagher snubs X Factor to save reputation

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Ex-Oasis star Noel Gallagher has reportedly rejected a deal to appear on 'The X Factor' judging panel over fears the show would kill his credibility.

Noel Gallagher snubbed 'The X Factor' over fears it could ruin his reputation.

It was reported the former Oasis star had been offered a £2 million deal to join the judging panel of the TV singing show, but it's now suggested he has declined in order to save his credibility.

A source told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: "Noel thinks it would be bad for his music if he joined.

"His daughter Anais is desperate for him to do it but Noel thinks 'X Factor' is corporate pop and killing the spirit of the independent labels.

"Noel's told pals he doesn't need the fame or the money and his fans wouldn't be impressed."

The 45-year-old musician had previously joked he would find an offer of £1 million to appear on the show tough to turn down.

He said: "It's about six months work, innit? I reckon it would have to be a million pounds after tax. Not per episode, I'm not greedy.

"I say that tongue-in-cheek. I hope he doesn't put a million pounds in my bank account because I don't really want to do it. But a million pounds for six months work? That's good money if you can get it, isn't it? Even I don't earn that much."

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