Paloma Faith has revealed she said "no" to Simon Cowell when he offered her a chance to be part of The X Factor

The 33-year-old Only Love Can Hurt Like This hitmaker rebuffed the music mogul's advances when he approached her to be part of the reality show.

Speaking to The Mirror Faith said: "I turned it down because I don't think I'm emotionally equipped to deal with the scrutiny and that level of celebrity that's not about my music.

"Having people say things like, 'How can she tell that girl she can't sing? She can't f***ing sing.' I couldn't deal with that."

The X Factor continues tonight (Sept 20) at 8pm on UTV and TV3.

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