Stephen Fry is NOT a fan of "toxic" Little Mix

Stephen Fry

If any of Stephan Fry's pals have brought him a Little Mix album for Christmas then they've got just a few hours to quickly get a refund.

The legendary telly personality and outgoing host of QI has hit out at The X Factor winners this week, branding their music "toxic".

Now, we appreciate that not everyone is going to like the four piece but that feels a bit much.

"Horrible. Oh horrible. It's just bubblegum pop. They're not still singing sha-la-la-la are they?" Stephen said of the group's latest single Love Me Like You in a segment on pop music on BBC Newsbeat.

He continued: "It’s got bits of Phil Spector right at the background, through seventies bubblegum pop into a modern version.

"It’s a hideous, toxic compound. It’s basically the musical equivalent of Haribo Starmix."

However not all of today's chart hits riled up Wagner* fan Stephen, who thought Adele's name was actually Edelia.

“I like it. It’s quite sweet,” he said of Justin Bieber's Love Yourself. “He’s got a better voice than I thought he had.”

* NO, NOT THAT WAGER.