X Factor is bad for music and BORING says Charlie Simpson

X Factor gets its fair share of bashing by high profile people in the music industry.

And Charlie Simpson is the latest to lash out at the reality TV show, telling omg! it's bad for the music industry and just plain BORING.

Charlie Simpson reckons X Factor is bad for the music industry

The former Busted lad told us: "I don't think [X Factor] is very good for the music industry. It gives people the wrong idea what music is about and makes people fame hungry.

"People would argue it gives people an opportunity but how many of them end up having a music career?"

The 'Parachutes' star reckons it's not even good entertainment any more - but he did have some nice words for new panelist Gary.

Charlie says X Factor is boring - but Gary Barlow is good/Rex

He added: "It's just so boring. It's 10 years of the same thing all blending into one. I do think Gary Barlow does a good job though."

And Charlie went on to have a pop at the mainstream music scene in general. Asked what he thought of the new spate of bands like JLS, The Wanted and The Saturdays.

He told us: "I don't particularly like it. The whole scene of music is quite tired. There's been a huge urban revival with bands like NDubz but I much prefer the alternative stuff and don't really listen to that music."

Asked for his tips on who he reckons should take home the goods at the Digital Music Awards on Thursday night (where he will be performing), he told us:

"Tinie Tempah's done really well. And Adele has done an incredible job. It's a shame Laura Marling isn't up there in the female category though."

Charlie told us Adele is his tip for Thursday's Digital Music Awards

The BT Digital Music Awards take place Thursday 29 September, visit www.btdma.com for details