21/08/2012 13:03 BST | Updated 21/10/2012 10:12 BST

Olympic Cycling Favourite Bradley Wiggins Gives X Factor The Brush-Off, But Jessica Innis Stays 'Intrigued'

Bradley Wiggins has dismissed any idea of his appearing in The X Factor, saying it would not compare favourably with his Olympic experience.

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Bradley Wiggins has poo-pooed the idea of appearing on The X Factor

The Daily Mail reports that the cycling crowd favourite, who won a gold medal in the Time Trial following his victory in the Tour De France 10 days before, dissed the talent show in no uncertain terms.

'Let's not talk about The X Factor,' he said. 'Compared to the Olympics, everywhere you went the country was on a high, and as athletes it was phenomenal to see that, then you see X Factor and it's like, 'Oh God, everyone's got to put up with that all winter now.'"

Wiggins' scorn follows reports that X Factor boss Simon Cowell is keen to recruit Team GB heroes and heroines to help revamp his talent show, and flow in the slipstream of the feel-good Olympic factor.

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