X Factor 2013 judges: Simon Cowell says Noel Gallagher won't be joining panel

Simon Cowell (Britain's Got Talent 2013)

Simon Cowell has denied reports suggesting that Noel Gallagher was being lined up to judge on The X Factor 2013.

It was claimed last week that the Oasis rocker had been offered a £2 million deal by bosses to join the panel.

Noel had previously said he was attracted to a role on the series due to the money.

“It’s about six months’ work, innit? I reckon it would have to be a million pounds after tax,” he told Radio Times. “I say that tongue-in-cheek. I don’t really want to do it. But a million pounds for six months’ work? That’s good money if you can get it. Even I don’t earn that much.”

However while Simon admitted Noel would make a good judge, he admitted it wasn't going to happen.

Speaking at the launch of BGT last week, X Factor boss Simon said: “I don’t think he’d want to do it. I spoke to him once, but he wasn’t interested. But I like Noel, he’s a cool guy.”

He added: "We literally had a conversation, because I know him quite well but that was a couple of years ago.”

Meanwhile, Alesha Dixon revealed she wasn't planning on jumping ship from Britain's Got Talent to The X Factor.

"I'm pretty happy where I am, for me it about being grateful for what you've got. Simon hasn't asked, no!"

Simon previously teased that the new X Factor judge was a "gamble" and would appeal to younger and middle aged viewers.

Watch our recent chat with Simon Cowell below...

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