Louis Walsh says he's going to wear purple flares to today's X Factor auditions!

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh has joked he's going to be wearing purple flares to today's first X Factor 2011 auditions in Birmingham, as a tribute to axed judge Cheryl Cole. Cheeky Louis said he planned to replicate Cole's first outfit she wore on The X Factor USA early last month in LA... before getting the axe just days later!

Speaking ahead of today's first auditions, Louis said he and Cheryl had been texting non-stop with another. "She's in good place and she'll be fine," Louis said.

He added: "I told her I'd wear purple flares and she laughed!"

Meanwhile Louis Walsh also revealed that the Girls Aloud singer had started plans for 2012 reunion with the group for their 10th anniversary next November.

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