5 After Midnight Defend Themselves In THAT Cheryl And Liam Payne Argument

The band have said they're fully 'supportive' of Liam and Cheryl after they were seen laughing at Louis Walsh's rude outburst about Cheryl...

5 After Midnight have clearly felt the need to speak out after they found themselves caught in that Louis Walsh, Liam Payne and Cheryl argument.

The X Factor finalists happened to be standing next to mentor Louis last night when he inappropriately told a reporter to ‘f*** off’ when they asked if he would welcome ‘pregnant’ Cheryl back to the X Factor panel, with the band seen awkwardly laughing in response.

And Liam Payne kicked off in a big way, tweeting: ‘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.’ EEP.

Read: Cheryl Tweets Her Reaction To Liam Payne And Louis Walsh’s Showdown…

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5 After Midnight have defended themselves after Louis Walsh’s outburst last night…

Clearly keen not to get involved, the band have since appeared on Lorraine in an attempt to distance themselves from their mentor’s ill-judged outburst.

‘We really support them, Cheryl and Liam and the baby situation’, 5Am said of Cheryl and Liam, whilst simultaneously appearing to completely confirm that they are indeed pregnant (eep!).

‘I know how they feel, I’ve got a baby myself’, Kieran added. ‘We are really supportive of them. Louis is Louis. He will do what he does.’

The band then followed up by tweeting their support for the couple once again, writing: ‘Louis is Louis.. we support @LiamPayne & @CherylOfficial . Kieran is currently going through the same situation so we know how amazing it is.’

They also liked a tweet which read: ‘I mean, I understand that the situation was uncomfortable and maybe the only way for them was to laugh at it… @5AfterMidnight.’

Louis shocked fans by saying to a reporter who asked if he’d like to see Cheryl on the X Factor again ‘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.’

Oh, Louis…