Louis Walsh Has Some Harsh Words For Cheryl F-V

So it sounds like that feud between Louis Walsh and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is still rumbling on.

As we all know, Louis is tipped to replace Nick Grimshaw on The X Factor, who announced last month that he’d quit after just one series.

Nick Grimshaw has left The X Factor judging panel


Louis was let go from the ITV reality show last year, but according to him, Simon Cowell ended up regretting this decision.

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Louis Walsh was ditched from The X Factor last year


The 63-year-old tells the Daily Star: ‘Simon’s already said he wishes he hadn’t let me go. He wanted to bring me back in the middle of the last series, but I thought it’d be odd with five judges.

‘I wouldn’t go back unless it was the right people.’

Louis Walsh and Cheryl Fernandez-Versini last worked together on The X Factor in 2014


Louis says his perfect line-up would consist of himself, Simon and ex-judges Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger.

But, wait a second, does that mean he wants Cheryl OFF the panel? Controversially, it seems so.

Louis continues: ‘She’s lost a bit of energy. She should go away, make a record and maybe have another hit.’ Crikey.

Louis Walsh thinks Cheryl Fernandez-Versini has ‘lost a bit of energy’


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And that’s not the only thing about the last series that Louis has issues with.

Louis Walsh would like to see Nicole Scherzinger and Sharon Osbourne make a return to the show


The programme suffered a decline in viewers over the season, and in order to get people interested again, Louis reckons it needs to bring back some of its old features.

He says: ‘Simon tweaked it too much.

Louis Walsh thinks Simon ‘tweaked’ the format too much last year


‘He needs to bring back the old X Factor, have the auditions in a small room. People loved that, it was intimate and revealing.’

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