Danny O'Donoghue Gives His Verdict On The X Factor UK: "I Had To Turn It Off!"

31 March 2013, 08:12 | Updated: 1 April 2013, 09:38

The 'Six Degrees' singer says he thinks The Voice UK is more about the talent than its ITV rival.

The Script frontman Danny O'Donoghue has revealed he had to turn off an episode of The X Factor UK last year, and believes The Voice UK is the superior TV talent show.

The 'Hall Of Fame' singer serves as a vocal coach on the show, which returned on BBC One last night (30th March), and says he believes their ITV rival is more about making "fools" out of its contestants.

"I know they're both singing competitions but The Voice is a very different show," Danny told The Metro ahead of the show's launch this weekend. "We don't make fools of people.

"The X Factor shows more of the acts we're supposed to laugh at than acts with genuine talent," the Irish singer explained. "I watched some of the last series of The X Factor but I had to turn off when they were laughing at this dude.

"When you have thousands of people booing some poor sod on stage, that has the cringe factor!" he added.

Check out a picture of Danny with the rest of the coaches on The Voice UK below (Credit: Getty):

When speaking about the new series of The Voice UK, 'Six Degrees Of Separation' singer Danny revealed there have been some "tiny tinkers" to the format for this year, and admitted that both the vocal coaches and the show's producers have "learned a lot".

The Voice UK continues each weekend with vocal coaches Danny O'Donoghue, Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J and will.i.am on the show's panel.