Queen guitarist Brian May has branded British talent series Don'T Stop Me Now "cheap" and "humiliating" and accused the judges of deliberately embarrassing the acts.
The programme features wannabe stars trying to impress the panel, and those who fail are subjected to embarrassing exits, including falling through trap doors.
And the legendary rocker has spoken out to assure fans he has no connection with the show, which shares its title with a famous Queen tune.
May says, "Of course with this title people are going to think it's something to do with us, Queen. But it's not. It sure looks like just another cheap way to humiliate people.
"If you ever see me sitting on a panel acting like I think I'm God Almighty and making demeaning remarks about fellow musicians, you have my permission to shoot me. With a rubber tommy water gun."