Kylie Minogue has become the latest big name star to condemn the growing cult of reality TV shows.
She has branded the shows “frightening” claiming they encourage youngsters to seek fame rather than to look for real talent and ambition.
Her comments follow those of her friend Robbie Williams who described the growth of shows such as Fame Academy as “cruel” for messing with people’s lives.
She claims the shows encourage youngsters to seek fame rather than foster any real ambition.
“Fame used to be a by-product,” she told Radio 1. “We can look at it and see a little bit more clearly what’s happening, but for teenagers that’s the kind of TV they’ve had for the last five years with Big Brother etc.
“It’s like “what do you want to do when you grow up?, I want to be famous. What for? It doesn’t matter.
“I think it’s frightening. You should have your ambition to do something before that – it’s all too easy to say they’re not talented, obviously they can perform, they can sing, and what the judges and the press always go on about is we’re looking for the extra ingredient.”