Jessie J rejects X Factor offer

Jessie J has turned down Simon Cowell’s offer to become a judge on The X Factor.

Cowell admitted last week that he wants to hire the singer following her success on rival show The Voice UK.

However, the ‘Price Tag’ star told the Sunday Mirror that she wouldn’t work on a show which relies on “gimmicks”.

“It’s very nice of Simon to say nice things about me. But The Voice is the show I want to work on and I’m not going anywhere. It’s the show that represents everything I am about,” she said.

“I’ve always supported X Factor and BGT. I’ve been on both and performed. But I love being part of The Voice and I ­genuinely want these people to come out of this show at the end and know that they’re equipped to tackle the music industry.

“It’s bloody hard and we don’t want them to just have 12 months of a career. This is about getting them on the ladder for the long run. The Voice isn’t about gimmicks. X Factor rely on that and that’s their thing but it’s not our thing.

“I don’t think it’s easy to audition for X Factor at all. It’s a big machine and it’s overnight change. I don’t think I would have coped. I’m glad I did the hustle and bustle of seven years in the business and worked my arse off to try to survive.”