Kym Marsh shares what she REALLY thinks about the new X Factor judges
Remember when Kym Marsh was in Hear’Say and we all knew the dance routine to Pure and Simple? Course you do!
And it seems that Kym thinks that her popstar beginnings in the noughties have put her in a pretty good position to be a judge and give advice to others who aspite to be in the limelight.
‘I know what it’s like to go through a reality show – I could empathise with the contestants as I know how they’re feeling.’
So could she be competition for the likes of Cheryl Fernandez-Versini or Alesha Dixon in the future?
‘I’d love to have the chance to judge on one of those shows one day,’ she added, ‘but I think I’d be better on Britain’s Got Talent than The X Factor.’
If you remember, the whole reason that Kym was in Hear’Say was due to one of the first talent shows ever, Popstars, where she won a space in the pop band along with Mylenne Klass, Noel Sullivan, Suzanne Shaw and Danny Foster.
Sadly, though, our pop teen hearts were broken when the 39-year-old left the band in 2002. The other four held auditions to replace Kym but it seems she was one-of-a-kind as they didn’t find anyone and eventually split later on that year.
Kym’s CV is filled choc-a-block with musical credentials post her Hear’Say days, from a solo album in 2003, to entering in Making Your Mind Up, to be considered to represent the UK for Eurovision in 2006. She even delved into more classic music as she took part in TV show Popstar to Operastar back in 2010 – fancy!
Sharing on her column in OK! Magazine, she said: ‘I’m a Jack-of-all-trades, so I might be better suited to [BGT] . So far Simon [Cowell] keeps passing me by!’
Well, Simon is a busy man.
We couldn’t agree more though! Moving on from her singing days, we’re more used to seeing Kym on our TV screen these days after she made her debut on Doctors in 2006, and appearing in Hollyoaks: In the City, before joining Corrie to play Michelle Connor who we know and love!
But speaking of The X Factor, we wonder what Kym thinks about the new judges who are joining the panel?
‘I get Rita Ora as she has done The Voice UK. I’m not sure about Nick Grimshaw, which is a bit of a weird one. But I suppose you have to give people a chance. People might not know who he is, but Simon Cowell knows what he’s doing with these shows.’
Yeah, we think Uncle Si might know a thing or two.