Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 29 July 2014

The X Factor 'makes me feel sick'

Sarah Parish has criticised The X Factor

Actress Sarah Parish has criticised The X Factor, saying that vulnerable people are being ridiculed for entertainment.

The Atlantis star said that she could not bear to watch the ITV show.

She told the Radio Times: "Watching The X Factor makes me feel sick.

"When somebody obviously awful goes on and there might be something wrong with them but they've been allowed on a television show anyway, that makes a bit of me die."

Asked what she would ban, Sarah, 45, said she was a fan of Strictly Come Dancing but added: "Towie, Made In Chelsea, and Geordie Shore.

"They're just unbearable, such a bad influence on people and brain-numbing."

The former Cutting It actress said: "I'm desperate to do comedy. Over the last four years I've played a lot of grumpy, evil people.

"I'd like to go to work and bounce about all day, rather than poke dolls with pins or put spells on people."

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