X Factor UK judges: Cilla Black turned down a spot the panel, apparently

'This Morning' TV Programme, London, Britain. - 15 Oct 2013

Cilla Black has claimed turned down a spot the X Factor UK panel.

In a new interview this week, famous Blind Date host Cilla revealed how she had been asked to become a judge on the show, although it's not too clear when.

Someone we can't quite imagine her nestled in between Chery Cole and Simon Cowell...

“Today I’d be first in the queue for The X Factor and there’s no doubt whatsoever that I’d win,” Cilla says in this week's Radio Times magazine.

She explains: “I’ve been asked to be a judge but I couldn’t because I wouldn’t be able to tell the truth.

"The meanest I’d get is saying, ‘It hasn’t worked out for you this time, but go back and do your homework.’ I couldn’t be like Simon Cowell.”

Cilla admitted - unlike some celebs - that she does crave the limelight and fame.

She added to the magazine: “If I walk down the street now I’d be upset if no one came up and said, ‘Hello, Cilla.’ I enjoy being in the public eye.”

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