George Michael has this afternoon dismissed reports suggesting that he was being lined up as a guest judge on The X Factor UK this year. The former Wham! singer told the ITV1 Loose Women panel today he "could never" take part in the show's auditions.
George said: "I understand how terrifying and heart breaking auditions are, especially if you are really young. I could never be involved in that part."
But the chart topper was quick not to rule out appearing on the programme entirely this year, teasing: "Maybe some mentoring thing… I don’t know, but I really wouldn’t be involved in the cruel part."
So there you go, tabloids don't always print the truth, who knew?