Singer and television star Charlotte Church has hit out at 'The X Factor', saying that it "doesn't have any interest in true craftsmanship".

Speaking to Esquire, she said: "That show doesn't have any interest in true craftsmanship or skill - it's all about your ass, and hopefully you can keep half a tune."

"It's dreadful news for everyone else because there's no room on radio or TV for anything else."

She also said: "I'd make a better judge than the others on that show because I know more about the technical side of singing than even Simon Cowell. But he wouldn't be able to control me, so he'd never have me on."