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Sir Elton John blasts X Factor

Published: Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 8:25 [IST]

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Washington (ANI): Sir Elton John has blasted TV reality show 'X Factor', insisting that he would rather lose his genitals than watch it. The 'Rocket Man' is due to perform a concert in London on New Year's Eve with the 2008 X Factor winner Alexandra Burke also lined up to appear at the gig.

But he has risked sparking a row with organisers by blasting the TV show, in which contestants battle for a record contract by singing their own versions of classic songs in a weekly knock-out competition, reports Contactmusic.

During a show at London's O2 Arena on Saturday, John said he would rather have his "c**k bitten off by an Alsatian (dog)" than watch the show. "My balls too," he added.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]This is not the first time the singer has slammed the programme. In 2006, he told a journalist: "The X Factor is a cruise ship show. I've got nothing against the people who go on good luck to them. But I hate how they're treated."

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