Sir Elton John finds `American Idol` boring

Last Updated: Oct 20, 2010, 21:12 PM IST

London: Sir Elton John has revealed that he refused to join the American Idol judging panel, because he finds the show ``boring``.

``The Rocket Man`` was reported to have been among the strongest contenders to take over a vacant seat following the departure of Simon Cowell, Ellen DeGeneres and Kara DioGuardi.

The places were eventually handed to Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler and actress/singer Jennifer Lopez.

John admits he was approached about the role, but refused to sign up because of his disdain for TV talent shows.

"I``m not a fan of talent shows. I probably wouldn``t have lasted if I`d gone on one," the Daily Express quoted John as telling the Radio Times magazine.

"I was asked to judge ``American Idol``. I couldn`t do it because I won``t slag (criticise) anyone off. Also I don``t want to be on television. It`s become boring, a**e-paralysingly brain crippling."

ANI