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'X Factor' judges needlessly cruel, says 'Voice' star Tom Jones

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Sir Tom Jones has hit out again at The X Factor, claiming the judges are "cruel to people needlessly".

The 'Sex Bomb' singer, now a coach on BBC's rival talent show The Voice UK, disagrees with the way Simon Cowell's format apparently pokes fun at unsuccessful acts.

The Voice UK - The Judges - Tom Jones

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Simon Cowell at 'The X Factor' Season Finale, Los Angeles, America

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He told TV Buzz: "It upsets me when, on The X Factor, the judges are cruel to people needlessly.

"All of us on [The Voice] panel think that way. We've all been through that sort of rejection, whereas people on other shows haven't - they're just hearing it from a commercial or a punter's point of view."

The 71-year-old has already criticised X Factor for its "freak" contestants as well as the focus on "pictures rather than the quality of sound".

Jones has also questioned Cowell's ability to judge singers, and shrugged off an age-related jibe from Amanda Holden.

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Watch Amanda Holden talking to Digital Spy about Tom Jones and The Voice below:

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