But the hunky telly host confessed he has been loving the BBC series, and is up for a bit of friendly competition.
Speaking to The Sun, he said: “I’m enjoying it. It’s good we’ve got competition and it will help us raise our game.”
However, talking to the tabloid, the hunky telly host explained he felt that the show lacked fun and “strange” auditionees.
“The most important thing is to have fun on the shows. And just because auditionees are a bit strange, it doesn’t mean they are not good,” Dermot told the newspaper.
He went on: “I like the fact we are about the package. I like that we get acts like Johnny Robinson who look ridiculous, but it doesn’t mean they can’t sing.”
The Radio 2 DJ also dismissed the idea that the coaches on the show are “nice” to the contestants, claiming: “Everyone who goes on those shows does so to be judged and maybe an even harsher critique is someone not turning around.
“It is what it is. You can’t complain if you don’t like what you hear. Well you can and usually it’s to me!”