Noel Gallagher: I'll never be 'bored' enough for X Factor

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 30 April 2013
Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher

Noel Gallagher insists he will never be "bored" enough to become a judge on 'The X Factor' after being approached by TV and music mogul Simon Cowell since 2011

Noel Gallagher will never be "bored" enough to join 'The X Factor'.

The 'AKA... What A Life!' hitmaker has been approached for the second time by show chief Simon Cowell to be a judge on the ITV singing competition, and even though he thinks he'd earn a huge salary if he took on the role, he insists it isn't something he wants to do.

He said: "Yes I was asked to do it again. I think they think that because my tour's finished I'm going to be bored, but I'm never going to be that bored.

"Sharon Osbourne gets £1.5 million for it, I've heard. If she's worth one and a half, what am I worth? Three? Three and three quarters? I've not got anything against the show, I just don't want to be on the telly every Saturday night, f**k that."

Noel, 45, is also worried he will upset long-standing judge Louis Walsh - who he previously described as "mad as a box of frogs" - by abusing him with rude words which he has no control over.

He added to Q magazine: "You may be aware, I've got a slight case of Tourette's syndrome and I would just end up saying to Louis Walsh, 'Will you shut up, you ****!' "

The rocker was first approached by Simon in 2011 and has repeatedly turned down the offer, despite joking it would be difficult to decline a large sum of money.

He previously 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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