Oasis' Noel Gallagher slams 'The X Factor'

'Danni Minogue wouldn't know talent if it kicked her in the arse'

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Oasis' Noel Gallagher has slammed reality TV show 'The X Factor' – but has defended the contestants who take part in the show.

The guitarist singled out TV judge Dannii Minogue for criticism, suggesting she was unqualified to identify talent among contestants.

He told the Radio Times that 'The X Factor' had "absolutely nothing to do with music and everything to do with television".

He added that he didn't blame contestants for wanting their shot at fame.

"If somebody is dangling this carrot of 'fame and fortune' in front of a checkout girl who can sing like Britney Spears then they're going to go for it, right?" he said.

He added: "You're going in at the top, with a Number One that sells 750,000 or whatever and you've got someone like Dannii Minogue telling you you're really talented – and if there's one person in the room who wouldn't know talent if it kicked them in the arse it's Dannii Minogue."

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