...after Louis rants about Chezza at an X Factor photocall
Woah. So Liam Payne is absolutely furious with Louis Walsh right now.
The 23-year-old took to Twitter last night to send a VERY sweary message to The X Factor judge – and it was all to defend his girlfriend Cheryl.
So how did this beef begin? Well, earlier in the day, Louis and his X Factor act 5 After Midnight were at a photocall ahead of the reality show’s final this weekend.
They were happily chatting about the programme, with Louis revealing that he’ll be back for the next two series.
But then he was asked if Cheryl, 33, would ever return to the panel, leading him to snap: ‘Well Simon [Cowell] wouldn’t invite Cheryl back because we have Nicole [Scherzinger].
‘We have Nicole and Sharon [Osbourne], we don’t need another girl. So go and f*** off now!’
He then lent forward and jokily slapped at the reporter, adding: ‘No silly questions, seriously. It’s not about Cheryl. Don’t be stupid, man.’
Louis later told MailOnline that he was ‘not really excited’ about Cheryl and Liam’s ‘baby’ news as he hasn’t seen her for so long.
It wasn’t long until Liam had caught wind of Louis’ harsh comments. And when he did, he didn’t hold back.
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He Tweeted: ‘Congratulations Louis Walsh for setting the worst example on handling media for his band who are about to step into a very hard industry.
‘Maybe it’s about time you realise it’s not all about you and shut the f*** up for once, let them speak.’
Cheryl and Louis have been involved in a long-running feud since he managed Girls Aloud back in the 00s. He once said her bandmate Nadine Coyle was the ‘only real singer there’, which understandably didn’t go down well.
Liam has also found himself at the receiving end of Louis’ sharp tongue, with the 64-year-old telling The Telegraph earlier this year: ‘We create monsters in the music business – they only become famous because they’ve been on the show and we got you those songs.
‘They’re lucky f***ers, but some get a sense of entitlement and believe the hype. Too many artists appear to forget where they came from.’
We think this fight may go on and on…