"I'd rather gouge my eyes out with toothpicks. My evil friends make me watch it just to hear me scream," the Daily Star quoted Lewis as saying. "It's the most awful thing anyone could ever put themselves through," she added.
The Bleeding Love singer even lashed out at the show that made her famous, branding it a 'pantomime'. Lewis also blasted the recent winners and claimed the X Factor is "no longer about singing".