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Friday 29 May 2015

No X Factor dreams for Chipmunk

Chipmunk says he can't stifle his giggles if he finds something funny
Chipmunk says he can't stifle his giggles if he finds something funny

Chipmunk has said he could never be a judge on shows like The X Factor - because he is too honest.

The London rapper, who has scored a No 1 single with Oopsy Daisy and four top ten singles, had a taste of judging on the Live And Lost tour with BlackBerry, where one of his challenges saw him sitting on a panel for a talent show.

But he said: "That was the point when I realised that judging is definitely not for me. I can't hide my emotions so if I find something funny, I am going to laugh - and that's not very sympathetic so I will not be doing that ever again."

Chipmunk - whose real name is Jahmaal Noel Fyffe - has no plans to be a mentor either.

"Mentoring or judging, absolutely not. I'm just sticking to performing and writing," he said.

He alsoplans to start writing songs for his third album, the follow-up to this year's Transition. He added: "Not yet. That is going to happen at the end of the year."

:: Chipmunk's Live And Lost adventures, where he was dropped in a remote location with only £20 and a BlackBerry 9900 smartphone, can be seen on T4 on October 23 and www.blackberry.com/liveandlost.

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