The 'Toast of London' and 'IT Crowd' star was talking to Digital Spy in a new interview.
Comic actor Matt Berry possesses one of the most distinctive voices in the British media at the moment, but he’s revealed that he had absolutely no interest in taking over one of the most high-profile voiceover roles in the industry – that of ‘The X Factor’ announcer.
41 year old Berry, who is about to return to TV screens with the series of his Channel 4 comedy ‘Toast of London’ in which he plays a voiceover actor, told Digital Spy in an interview that he wouldn’t have been interested in taking the place of Peter Dickson on the show when his brief break was announced earlier this year.
Matt Berry was considered for the 'X Factor' voiceover job
He admitted that he hadn’t even watched the ITV talent contest before. “I wouldn't have considered it. I've never seen the show, but it's not the kind of thing I watch or would be interested in.” One of the reasons for turning it down would have been the requirement to record lines every week. “Is that the case? Oh, f*** that,” he said.
“I think it was bandied about, but I never got involved in any of that,” he said about the rumours which surfaced in the wake of Dickson’s intention to quit.
While another voiceover artist Redd Pepper, provided the voice for the Judges’ Houses section of the show, Dickson was eventually persuaded to return to the fold for the Live Shows a few weeks ago.
“It's time for me to check out and cut loose,” he tweeted back in late July as ‘The X Factor’ was warming up for its twelfth series. That announcement upset a lot of the talent show’s fans, with one tweeting a heartbroken “NOOOOOOOOO!” and another adding: “How will we know when to face the music?”
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