Paloma Faith was too nice for The Voice

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 February 2014
Paloma Faith at War Child gig

Paloma Faith

Paloma Faith has explained she turned down the chance to be a judge on 'The Voice' because she is too nice and didn't want to criticise

Paloma Faith turned down 'The Voice' because she's too nice.

The quirky singer has revealed she was offered the chance to become a mentor on the TV talent show but she knew she wouldn't be able to cope with criticising the contestants.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper: "Yes they did offer me 'The Voice' but I didn't think it was right.

"I don't like the idea of eliminating people because I don't feel confident enough about my own abilities to judge any body else."

Kylie Minogue accepted the chance to become a judge on the show after Jessie J left, and it has proven to be a great move by producers.

According to reports in The Sun newspaper, the 'I Should Be So Lucky' hitmaker has brought in an extra two million viewers for the current series and could be in line for a pay rise if she returns for another year.

A source said: "The Kylie effect is incredible - she's turned the show around.

"This could have been the final series but if the 'Kylie Effect' holds, it's a dead cert to come back.

"Thanks to her, it's finally looking like a serious rival to 'The X Factor.' "

Paloma Faith

The soul pop singer-songwriter tours her fourth album The Architect. Faith won Best British Female Solo Artist at the Brit Awards in 2015 and has appeared in films including Dread and St Trinian's.

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