Veteran record executive LA Reid has revealed his stint as a judge on The X Factor was the "worst thing" he has ever done.
Reid, 59, served as a judge of the hit reality television show for two seasons, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Speaking at a panel discussion at the annual music industry conference Midem in Cannes, Reid said "It's the worst thing I've ever done.
"The first season, yes, I had a great time.But the second season I was fully engaged trying run a label, and it wasn't fun anymore," he said.
"More importantly, it really affected my taste—it almost destroyed it," he added. Reid, who is the chairman and CEO of Epic Records, also said his tenure as a judge influenced his typically keen ear for picking chart-topping tunes.