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Brian May blasts 'Don't Stop Me Now' talent show

Queen guitarist Brian May has blasted Sky1’s new talent series, ‘Don’t Stop Me Now,’ describing it as 'cheap' and 'humiliating.'

Named after the band’s 1978 hit, the Amanda Byram-hosted show, which kicked off on Sunday night, sees wannabe pop stars who fail to impress the judging panel get ejected from the stage via embarrassing methods including horizontal bungees and trap doors.

But the 64-year-old, who along with Roger Taylor and the remaining finalists, appeared on The X-Factor to perform ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ in 2009, was keen to voice his disapproval of the concept:

"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."

The legendary musician, currently in the charts with Dappy collaboration, ‘Rockstar,’ will join the rest of his Queen band-mates and guest vocalist Adam Lambert for a special performance at the Sonisphere Festival in July. 




Watch the trailer for 'Don't Stop Me Now' below: