Former X Factor USA judge LA Reid: 'It's the worst thing I've done'

Published Monday, Jun 8 2015, 18:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Former X Factor USA judge LA Reid has said doing the reality show was the worst thing he's ever done in his career.

The record exec was a judge for the first two seasons of Simon Cowell's now-defunct US talent contest, serving alongside the likes of Nicole Scherzinger, Demi Lovato and Britney Spears.

L.A. Reid, Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and Simon Cowell
The 'X Factor' Season Two Premiere Screening and Handprint Ceremony held at Grauman's Chinese Theater
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LA with Demi Lovato, Britney Spears and Simon Cowell for X Factor series two.

But in a new interview with Hollywood Reporter, he admitted that after the first series, he wasn't enjoying the experience anymore, partly because he was still running a record label while being a judge, and also because they faced competition from The Voice.

"It's the worst thing I've ever done," he said.

"The first season, yes, I had a great time. It was a little bit of a vacation. I'd been making music, working at running labels for a long time, and it was a little bit of, 'Let me just have some fun.' But the second season I was fully engaged trying run a label, and it wasn't fun anymore."

X Factor USA was cancelled after three series.

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