The musician will face a backlash if he decides to join ITV's talent show
The former Oasis guitarist has reportedly been offered a deal to judge on the talent show whereby he can name his salary. “Simon is determined to get Noel on board. He sees him as his natural replacement as the real alpha male on the panel,” a source told The Sun. “He thinks Noel would be ideal, with his music knowledge, straight-talking and rapier wit.” Given Gallagher’s public disdain for bands like One Direction, who were given their break on the talent show, it seems very unlikely that the mercurial rock star will take up the offer, but will his hand be forced? “Noel’s daughter Anais is a huge fan of One Direction and x factor, so she’ll be nagging him to say yes,” the source added.
Noel Gallagher leaving the Groucho club, London
Let’s pretend for a minute, though, that Noel is entertaining the idea. How much would it take for him to accept? “It’s about six months’ work, innit? I reckon it would have to be a million pounds after tax,” he said in an interview last year. “If [Simon Cowell] puts a million pounds in my bank, I’m in.” He did add: “I say that tongue-in-cheek. I don’t really want to do it. But a million pounds for six months’ work? That’s good money if you can get it.”