TV-biz, which seems to be half-in and half-out of Gordon's kingdom, lifts a story from The Radio Times:
FORMER Oasis star Noel Gallagher has joked he would be an X Factor judge for £1MILLION.Now Noel saying things and then changing his mind later isn't unusual. But to run a splash and a headline that are based on a claim that is revealed to be a joke with the very next breath is a bit shabby.
Naming his price, Noel, 44, said: "It's about six months' work, innit? I reckon it would have to be a million pounds after tax."
But he backtracked after realising the ITV show's boss Simon Cowell might take him up on his offer.
He told Radio Times: "I say that tongue-in-cheek."
I know, as we learn more of what a corrupt hole The Sun is, this is a bit like complaining that it's cold in a sewer, but couldn't they at least pretend they're better than the world thinks they are?