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Tuesday 25 April 2017

Dizzee: I won't be X Factor judge

Dizzee Rascal is not interested in joining The X Factor
Dizzee Rascal is not interested in joining The X Factor

Dizzee Rascal has no plans to join the judging panel on The X Factor.

The Brit Award-winning musician, who was a judge on Sky1's Must Be The Music, admitted he is fed up of people asking him about joining the ITV1 reality show, now that Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue have vacated their seats on the judging panel.

"I'm tired of people asking me that question. I don't know why everyone is asking me," he said.

Dizzee, who is launching and judging Bing.com's Your Britain photography competition, previously dubbed shows like The X Factor as "a marketing tool".

He told the Radio Times that the X Factor and Britain's Got Talent are "just another massive marketing tool," adding: "No discredit to that, but we're giving the artists room to be independent. We don't try to grab on to them and manufacture them."

The 25-year-old revealed fans won't be getting to hear new music from him until 2012, as he is focusing on the artists on his record label Dirtee Stank such as Pepper and D Double E this year.

"I've done some recording with Pepper from Must Be The Music for her album. As far as my own music and my own album goes, (it'll be) next year. Next year will be the one, definitely," he added.

:: Budding photographers can submit images for the competition to win £10,000 and a chance for their shot to be featured on Bing.com's homepage until June 24. See www.bing.com or www.your-britain.com for more information.

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