Annie Mac has said that the success of The X Factor has changed the way people look at music.
The BBC Radio 1 DJ told Digital Spy that she finds it hard to trust in artists who have come through the reality show.
Mac said: "It changes the way things are done. It changes the way people look at music, it changes the way people look at making a career out of music.
"A lot of people think that that's your path - to go on a talent show in order to make it. I think it would be silly to sit there and say The X Factor does not have an effect on the music industry at large. I think it really does."
Asked if she is a fan of the show, Mac said: "The X Factor's very, very addictive. I don't watch it for being a music show. I watch it for being an entertainment show, which is what it is.
"It's like pantomime. You have your baddies and goodies and they try to make you cry from everyone's sob stories.