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Shirley Bassey slates The X Factor

The songs of Dame Shirley Bassey may feature regularly on 'The X Factor', but the legendary diva herself isn't quite ready to endorse TV talent shows.

Speaking to Mandrake at the Fashion for the Brave charity event in Mayfair, the icon admitted that: “It is a totally different business now to the one I entered all those years ago.”

However, she went on to add that TV talent shows have: "managed to destroy two entertainment mediums at once – not just music but TV.”

When asked if she would ever consider going on 'The X Factor' to be a judge, the 'Diamonds Are Forever' singer replied: "I could never do it. Tell people they are bad and hurt their feelings? That’s not me."

You can watch Dame Shirley Bassey performing 'Goldfinger' live at Glastonbury below: