Kevin Simm rejected reality TV
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 April 2016
Kevin Simm turned down appearing on reality TV shows like 'Celebrity Big Brother' because he wanted to be known for his music
Kevin Simm has been offered big money deals to compete on a handful of reality TV shows - but he rejected them.
The 'Voice' winner - who was a former member of Liberty X - has claimed he could have starred in a number of programmes over the years but turned them down because he wanted to be known for his music and not for being a contestant in a "house" like 'Celebrity Big Brother'.
Speaking to BANG Showbiz, the singer-songwriter said: "I have been asked to do other things. I was not interested in going and doing something for just being, just do it for the sake of it for money, because I want to be a singer that why I come and did 'The Voice'. I don't want to be a celebrity like that, if people know me for my singing and music that's what I want, and if a bit of fame comes with that that's great but I wouldn't want to be famous for going in a house."
However, the 35-year-old star did cave and compete in 'The Games' alongside Kirsty Gallacher and Philip Olivier in 2005 but he's adamant it was only to lose weight.
He explained: "But if I'm honest I did 'The Games' because I got a bit tubby, and I thought it would be a good way to lose weight and it ended up being a great experience."