A former judge from Britain's "Pop Idol" talent competition has denounced the popular TV show as "fake."
Waterman also said the show should be canceled for its treatment of contestant Michelle McManus, the Sun reported Sunday.
"She didn't have a great voice and she was grossly overweight," he said. "But we made her believe that she was talented enough to win, when she never was. That makes us guilty of lying to the public."
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