Kian Egan has said that he isn't afraid to be nasty on The Voice Ireland-- as long as he is honest.
Described as being too critical on the previous series of the singing competition, the Westlife star decided to turn to his former manager and X Factor judge Louis Walsh for advice.
Reflecting on his friend's words, Kian said: "I think it's unfair to tell people that they're amazing, if it wasn't. At one or two points I became Mr Nasty on the show last year and I said to Louis, 'I don't know what to do about this'."
"And Louis said 'You're doing something right, because people are talking about you, whether it's because you're Mr Nasty or Mr Nice, it doesn't matter, because you're in there doing what you're supposed to be doing, and that's critiquing these people'."
Kian said that his main priority is to be a good judge, rather than to be liked. He said: "I always had the opinion I was going to go on there and be extremely honest and tell people exactly what I thought, and not worry about my reputation as an individual.
"I think on the show we had an awful lot of that, people not being 100 per cent honest because they were afraid of what the public might think of them and I wanted to be the one to say what people were thinking, rather than just sit there and tell everybody that they were great."
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